||Greenroads: What are they and why would we want one?
Building roads is dirty work, literally and environmentally. Yet, it?s a core service that must be provided to citizens for both public safety and quality of life. So, how can road construction decision-makers and community members incorporate the core sustainability principles of: ecology, equity, and economy? Greenroads, a creation of CH2MHILL and the University of Washington, is a new LEED-like rating system that allows a project to earn points, a certification rating, and public recognition based on following the very latest best practices. Project Manager Dirk Draper, Vice President of the CH2MHill Colorado Springs Office, will present the Greenroads rating system on July 29, 2010. The lunch-n-learn runs over the noon lunch hour, from 12:11 to 12: 49 p.m., at the City Administration Building, 30 S. Nevada, in Suite 102. Attendees are encouraged to bring and enjoy their lunches during the presentation. Those who come have the opportunity to win a door prize tote bag made from recycled City banners. Click here for more information.