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Battle Creek Michigan - City teams earn certifications and recognition 15 September 2022 ( news )
Battle Creek , state Michigan ( By Press Release office)
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BATTLE CREEK , Mich . — The city applauds the following staff for earning noteworthy recognitions during the past summer .
City Engineer Jarret T . Geeringearned the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design ( LEED ) Green Associate credential from Green Business Certification , Inc . This means he possesses knowledge in the area of green building practices , as well as how to support others working on LEED projects that aim to save energy , use fewer resources , reduce pollution , and contribute to heal......thier environments for the community .
As City Engineer , Geering’s LEED certification will help to ensure that future engineering projects are evaluated for environmental improvements , future Department of Public Works policies will consider environmental concerns , as well as aid fellow city departments working on projects and improvements to help make Battle Creek more environmentally friendly .
The process of earning the LEED certification included Geering spending time over the last year studying reference materials provided by the U . S . Green Building Council , as well as researching examples of green building projects throughout Michigan and across the country . This culminated in a 100 - question , two - hour exam that required a passing score of 85 percent or better .
Aviation Director Philip S . Krollreceived the Accredited Airport Executive ( AAE ) credential from the American Association of Airport Executives . This accreditation is based on the recipient’s knowledge of airport management , business administration , and general transportation economics .
Kroll’s achievement in earning the AAE credential affirms his experience managing a public airport , most recently Battle Creek Executive Airport , as well as meeting the criteria of knowledge required .
To qualify for the AAE credential , Kroll successfully completed three phases of the accreditation process , including passing a 180 - question exam , completing a writing requirement , and interviewing before a panel of fellow AAE - credentialed members .
The city’s Fleet Services teamreceived the accolade of 2022 Notable Fleet , for its accomplishments and efforts , during the Government Fleet Expo and Conference on May 23 , 2022 .
Fleets are judged based upon leadership with staff , with customers , and within the community; staying efficient and competitive; overcoming challenges; and having a vision and direction .
The city’s Fleet Services Division repairs and maintains hundreds of vehicles and more , from chain saws to fire engines , and fabricates pieces to meet the city’s needs .
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