Transportation engineers promote green in the industry featuring Steve Kathol

Steve Kathol, principal at Schemmer Associates and manager of Schemmer’s transportation group, was recently quoted in the June 15, 2012 issue of the Midlands Business Journal, titled “Transportation engineers promote green in the industry.”

He pointed out that going green in transportation engineering is becoming more and more common these days. It’s getting to the point that efforts are being made to start a program for horizontal structures similar to the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) effort for buildings.

“It’s starting to get off the ground and I foresee that coming to a more substantive process,” Kathol said in the article.

Kathol also said he is seeing an increased number of transportation engineers striving to be greener by recycling more and reducing sediment from storm water runoff. Kathol also mentioned engineers are doing their part to stop harmful storm water runoff from their transportation projects.

To read the entire article, make sure to pick up the June 15, 2012 Midlands Business Journal. The article, titled “Transportation engineers promote green in the industry,” can be found on page 36.