Sustainability Committee

Welcome to the APWA Colorado Chapter Sustainability Page. In 2016, the Chapter formed a Sustainability Committee, which has established the following Mission Statement:

The Mission of the APWA Colorado Chapter Sustainability Committee is to provide Chapter leadership towards:

  1. Providing relevant sustainability educational opportunities through chapter meetings, conference sessions, web-based information resources, Public Works Journal, and the chapter newsletter;
  2. Promoting familiarization and utilization of the APWA Center For Sustainability resources, and the Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure (ISI) ENVISION project sustainability evaluation tool;
  3. Recognizing sustainability leaders, projects and initiatives through chapter awards;
  4. Advocating for the advancement of sustainability goals in APWA Colorado member communities, and the sharing of information/best practice among public and private entities;
  5. Coordinating APWA Colorado actions with member communities, institutions of higher learning, public and private entities, and other Colorado professional organizations;

Important Links

Upcoming Sustainability Events

Sustainability Happy Hour, Thursday, September 6, 2018, 5:30-7:30pm, Ale House, 2501 16th Street, Denver

Appetizers sponsored by Benesch / Cash bar

Short presentation at 6pm by Leila Tolderlund

Denver’s new green-roof ordinance went into effect on January 1, 2018. The green roof requirement applies to projects that submit a site development plan on or after January 1, 2018, for any new building with a gross floor area of 25,000 square feet or more or a building addition that causes the building to become 25,000 square feet or more, and any existing building over 25,000 square feet that is seeking to do a roof replacement. Please join us for an APWA Sustainability Committee Happy Hour where we welcome Leila Tolderlund. LEED AP, GRP AP, Associate Chair - Asst. Professor CTT, University of Colorado Denver - Downtown Campus, College of Architecture and Planning. She is the author of the 2010 report ”Design Guidelines and Maintenance Manual for Green Roofs in the Semi-Arid and Arid West”, which was written for the US Environmental Protection Agency. She will talk about her work and how and how the Denver green roof ordinance will effect public works people from owners, to designers and inspectors.

    Current Committee Action Items

    • Identifying Speakers/Presentations for APWA Colorado Events
    • Developing Sustainability Survey to be Distributed to APWA CO Chapter Members
    • Planning Symposium for Sustainable Infrastructure III
    • Continuing Development of APWA CO Chapter Webpage
    • Researching Sustainability Policies, Guidance Documents, Case Studies and Other Resources to be Incorporated into APWA C4S Toolkit

    APWA CO Chapter Sustainability Committee Members & Contact Information

    Noelle Beegle, Committee Co-Chair

    Rich Horstmann, Committee Co-Chair

    Andrea Lowery                            

    Jason Ingenthron                         

    Kevin Wegener                            



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