NASTT's Carbon Calculator!
In order to promote trenchless technology as a "green" alternative, NASTT collaborated with a consortium of North American gas and electric utilities to develop a calibrated comparison tool between traditional open cut construction and trenchless applications. The Phase I software component of this innovative project was completed in September 2012. The competition and reward of the Phase II development contract for a web based user-friendly analysis tool was approved by the Board of Directors in October 2012 as a standalone NASTT initiative. A working model is anticipated for review and testing by mid-2013. A future Phase III contract is envisioned for the development of NASTT Good Practices training course as well as a companion publication.
The NASTT Carbon Calculator program is intended to reinforce the image of trenchless technology as a “green” alternative to traditional piping installation methods.
Stay tuned for more information!