Envision Water Sustainability
By Tom Pedersen
Posted July 8, 2014
sustains the life of cities, and sustainable infrastructure enhances the
quality of our lives. Multiple issues across the interdependent
people-planet-profit dimensions of sustainability must be considered in the
design of resilient infrastructure, and increasing numbers of project owners
and designers are using the Envision™ rating system, developed by a joint
collaboration between the Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure (ISI) and
the Zofnass Program for Sustainable Infrastructure at Harvard University, to
help guide their teams.
sustainability assessment tools address critical issues in five categories:
Quality of Life, Leadership, Resource Allocation, Natural World, and Climate and
Risk. Envision also facilitates the
exploration of project possibilities to reach higher levels of sustainability
achievement and fosters the adoption of sustainability principles and practices
by project team members as well as designers and owner organizations.
ISI offers a range of
resources at no cost including the Envision Guidance Manual, the Envision
Checklist, and the web-based Envision Rating Tool at www.sustainableinfrastructure.org.
WEF is also hosting a related no-cost webcast airing July 9 from 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. EDT,
where you can learn more about this exciting program; if you miss the webcast,
it will be available at the webcast
registration link following the event for listening at your
convenience. Meanwhile I'd be happy to answer any questions about Envision and
hope you can join us for the webcast!