Earlier this year we were introduced to the Greenroads concept by Marc Segal and Daniel McDuff who sponsored a webinar on the topic in May. Atkins is now an official member of the Greenroads Foundation™, an organization focused on sharing and promoting sustainable roadway transportation practices. It also has developed an independent project rating system for the transportation industry (like the U.S. Green Building Council Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design rating system, or LEED).
As one of Greenroads’ newest members, we’re moving fast: we have already been listed as one of the Leaders in Green Transportation on the Greenroads website. Also, Atkins’ project team for the 183 South Bergstrom Expressway (Austin, TX) is well on its way to pursuing silver certification on the largest roadway project in central Texas. Where do we go from here?
Become a Sustainable Transportation Practitioner (STP)
The STP credentialing program is provided—free of charge for the first credential—to interested Atkins employees. There are three tiers of training currently available.
- Level 1 − Community advocate
- Level 2 − Project associate
- Level 3 − Project manager
The tiered programs include all of the online training, guidance, and testing required for credentials. Advanced training is already being developed.
Join ‘Greenroads: Sustainability in Transportation’ on Yammer
This is a great way to keep your finger on the pulse of Greenroads at Atkins. Have comments, questions, or just want to stay up on the Greenroads projects we have underway? Has one of your clients already asked you about Greenroads? Here’s your road map to the latest discussions, events, and tools that can help you stay at the forefront of this growing movement
Become part of the solution
The Greenroads Foundation benefits communities and the environment by recognizing sustainable transportation projects and by promoting sustainability education within the transportation industry. As engineers and problem solvers, Atkins has been and will continue to be involved in delivering sustainable engineering solutions for our communities. Says Marc Segal, “Fostering these relationships and focusing on sustainability is critical for community-centered projects that will have a long-term benefit. I encourage interested Atkins colleagues to take advantage of all of the resources that our corporate membership makes available to us.”