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46 A Guidebook for Sustainability Performance Measurement for Transportation Agencies RATING SYSTEMS FOR SUSTAINABILITY The following eight transportation sustainability systems were reviewed as part of this research: · FHWA's Sustainable Highways, · Sustainable Transportation Access Rating System (STARS), · Greenroads, · GreenLITES, · Illinois Livable and Sustainable Transportation System and Guide (I-LASTTM), · Green Guide for Roads, · BE2ST-in-HighwaysTM, and · GreenPave. The sustainability rating systems were selected for review based on the following criteria: (1) the rating system primarily focuses on transportation, (2) the rating system is owned and/or was developed by an agency, university, or nonprofit organization, and (3) the rating system has or will undergo some form of peer review. Rating systems with a broader land development or civil infrastructure component [such as Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design for Neighborhood Development (LEED-ND), ASCE's rating system, the Civil Engineering Environmental Quality Assessment and Award Scheme (CEEQUAL), and the Sustainable Sites Initiative] or that apply only to a specific mode (such as APTA's Transit Sustainability Guidelines) were not selected for review. Table 6 summarizes the existing systems. Appendix F provides further information. Table 6. Existing sustainability systems. System Name System Owner Launch Date Type of Rating System FHWA Sustainable FHWA October 2010 Self-evaluation Highways STARS The North American Expected mid-2012 Third-party certification Sustainable Transportation Council Greenroads Greenroads Foundation January 2010 Third-party certification GreenLITES NYSDOT 2008 State DOT administered self-evaluation system I-LAST Illinois Department of 2010 Self-evaluation Transportation Green Guide for Roads Transportation Expected September Self-evaluation Association of Canada 2011 BE2ST-in-Highways University of Wisconsin 2010 Self-evaluation GreenPave Ministry of 2010 Self-evaluation Transportation of Ontario