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  • 1 Budapest University of Technology and Economics, 1111 Budapest, Műegyetem rkp. 3, Hungary
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Abstract

To measure the environmental impacts, life cycle assessment techniques appeared. The paper presents the SimaPro, which is one of the most widely, used software for life cycle assessment. Studies indicate that environmental impact can be considerably reduced in the planning and the design stages, if sustainability is evaluated. Therefore, a system of objective measurement is inevitable. Nowadays, numerous road rating systems exist and are used around the World. Taking into consideration EU directives, employing a rating system in Hungary has great importance. Therefore, paper presents an action plan to develop a domestic sustainable evaluation tool for road construction.

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