John Casana, P.E., D.WRE, LEED AP, F.ASCE, a senior lead engineer with Booz Allen with more than 33 years’ professional experience, has been elevated to the status of Fellow by the ASCE Board of Direction.
Casana’s most significant professional achievements are in the areas of water infrastructure asset management, green buildings, and environmental management. He leads shore infrastructure planning efforts for the VIRGINIA Class Submarine and assessed water infrastructure best practices for the Army Corps of Engineers. He provided services to the U.S. Green Building Council for implementing the LEED family of green building rating systems and has supported numerous clients on green-building issues, including the EPA, FAA, FBI, GSA, and Wolf Trap.
Casana served on the U.S. Technical Advisory Group to ISO Technical Committee 207, which authored the ISO 14001 International Environmental Management Standard. For EPA Region 8, he pioneered the concept of integrating green building metrics in a building-level environmental management system, for which EPA Region 8 won the White House Closing the Circle Award for Sustainable Buildings. He has also supported numerous government and private sector clients to implement ISO 14001–conformant environmental management systems.
A professional engineer, he is also a diplomate water resources engineer and LEED Accredited Professional, Building Design and Construction. Since September 2016, he has served on the Board of Direction of ASCE as the Region 2 Director.
Casana earned his B.S. in environmental engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, his M.S. in hydrology from the University of New Hampshire, and Graduate Certificates from Harvard and Georgetown Universities.