posted on April 21, 2011 12:24
ITASCA - The Illinois Road and Transportation Builders Association's Green Council, dedicated to promoting green, sustainable transportation building practices, is observing Earth Day, April 22, 2011, by celebrating the progress its members have made in employing innovative, earth-friendly design and construction techniques.
"We now have 188 members on IRTBA's Green Council which we established in 2008," said Jay Behnke of S.T.A.T.E. Testing, LLC and chairman of the Green Council Steering Committee. "Since its inception, Green Council members have pioneered innovative measures across the whole spectrum of road and transportation building."
From recycled materials, to improved stormwater management, to energy efficient practices and more, IRTBA's Green Council members have compiled an impressive list of Success Stories. For more on the Green Council's Success Stories, go to www.irtba.org. If you're a Green Council member and have a Success Story of your own, please share it with us.
In 2011 IRTBA, along with the Illinois Department of Transportation and the American Council of Engineering Companies of Illinois released of the Construction Addendum to the I-LAST manual, the Illinois Livable and Sustainable Transportation Rating System. IRTBA, IDOT and the ACEC of Illinois authored this manual which pioneers the application of standards and measures for sustainability in road and transportation building in Illinois.
"We are leading the industry, here and across the nation, when it comes to the emerging field of green infrastructure," said Michael J. Sturino, president and CEO of IRTBA.