How to Make CNG Work

Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) is a fuel that is becoming a better option for transportation needs.  With a lower cost per unit of fuel combined with lower emissions of standard diesel or gasoline, CNG has the opportunity to save financial resources while also having a lower impact on the environment.  Parkway School District is excited to be dedicating 30 new CNG buses to the Parkway fleet along with a new fueling station.  Come learn how CNG can be effectively implemented through Parkway’s example by transitioning an existing fleet and outfitting maintenance garages and fueling stations to meet the needs of building owners and building code officials.


  • Distinguish how compressed natural gas systems work and how they can be incorporated into the built environment
  • Be able to identify the financial and environmental benefits of pursuing CNG
  • See what CNG vehicles are currently on the marketplace
  • Give examples of how Parkway School District was able to effectively begin a transition to CNG

Kevin Herdler has been involved with the Clean Cities program since its inception in 1993 and assisted in forming Atlanta’s Clean Cities program in Georgia. In 1998, Herdler relocated to St. Louis and became involved with the St. Louis Regional Clean Cities program. In 2000, he was appointed the executive director.  Herdler has been in the automotive field for 39 years and graduated technical school as a diesel technician. He is a veteran of the U.S. Air Force.

Will Rosa has been the Director of Transportation at the Parkway School District for over 7 years.  Will continues to make strides in Parkway ensuring bus safety, effective maintenance, and implementing the CNG conversion.  Having 25 years of experience in the transportation industry, he’s seen it all.  Will is a graduate from the University of Missouri – Columbia.  Will also returned to Parkway since he was a graduate of Parkway North High where his name is still on a wall for being an undefeated wrestling state champion his senior year.

Submitted for approval of 1 GBCI CE Hour

April 3, 2014
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

This presentation is part of a larger event. Registrants are welcomed to attend the entire event, or to solely attend the presentation at noon. The full agenda is as follows:
10:00 am – 10:15 am networking time
10:15 am – 11:30 am ‘Growing Up Green’ – Parkway Schools’ CNG Bus Dedication Event and Bus Demonstration
11:30 am – 12:00 pm Lunch
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm – ‘How to Make CNG Work’

Parkway West High School
14653 Clayton Road., Ballwin MO 63011
Main Entrance.  Parking will be available and clearly indicated for attendees.


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Contact USGBC-MGC staff via email at, or phone 314-577-0225.

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