LaFever named to Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure Board
Source: GHD - www.ghd.com
17 December 2010
GHD Service Group Manager Howard LaFever, P.E., has been appointed to the nine-member board of directors of the newly formed Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure (ISI) by American Public Works Association (APWA) President George Crombie.
The independent, non-profit ISI was formed by the three national organizations – the APWA, the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) and the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC). Its purpose is to create a sustainable infrastructure project rating system and certification program to enhance the sustainability of the nation’s non-building infrastructure. The system will allow owners, operators, designers, and builders to rate the infrastructure’s sustainability, at any point in the lifecycle, in a manner that is understandable, easy to utilize, and affordable. The program will provide guidance to engineers and public works practitioners to plan and deliver infrastructure solutions that achieve higher levels of sustainable performance in the community and environment while being responsible stewards of public and private spending.
Mr. LaFever (pictured below), with 41 years of engineering experience, is a BCEE (Board Certified Environmental Engineer) with specialty certification in Environmental Sustainability and Water & Wastewater.
In addition to this recent appointment, Mr. LaFever has been serving in a major role for APWA’s sustainability efforts as a founding member of APWA’s “Center for Sustainability,” and currently serves on the Center’s leadership group. The Center for Sustainability provides tools and resources to APWA members and community leaders to allow decision-makers to implement more sustainable, economically sound, environmentally and socially responsible long-term solutions.