Baxter & Woodman Consulting Engineers announces Kenneth Koch, P.E. has attained the status of Certified Energy Manager (CEM). Koch lives in DeKalb, IL and works out of the firm’s DeKalb office.
The accreditation recognizes individuals who have demonstrated high levels of experience, competence, proficiency, and ethical fitness in the energy management profession. Administered by the Association of Energy Engineers, the CEM certification program is accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) based on the International Standard ANSI/ISO/IEC 17024.
Koch is a recognized technical leader in water system modeling, energy improvements, and sustainability research. In his current role as energy management coordinator, Koch provides technical guidance and promotes innovative approaches for managing and reducing energy consumption. Working collaboratively with Baxter & Woodman engineers and technology specialists, Koch identifies forward-thinking, sustainable energy management solutions that minimize energy costs and mitigate environmental effects for clients.

“Ken’s enthusiasm for efficient energy management and his ongoing research and development of new technologies make him the perfect champion to promote smart energy management practices to the communities and government entities we serve,” says Lou Haussmann, executive vice president/chief operations officer of Baxter & Woodman. 

Baxter & Woodman is an employee-owned design firm that provides planning, design, construction, and technology services for water, wastewater, stormwater, and transportation facilities. Environmental, geographic information systems (GIS), water and wastewater operations, and advanced technology needs complement the firm’s civil engineering expertise. Municipalities, county and state agencies are served from six regional offices in northern Illinois and southern Wisconsin. Baxter & Woodman is dedicated to identifying sustainable solutions for clients, including energy efficiency incentives, loan programs, and grant funding by using the expertise of on-staff LEED-accredited and Envision Sustainability professionals.