Envision Water Sustainability

By Tom Pedersen
Posted July 8, 2014
 
 

 

Infrastructure 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. 

 

Envision infrastructure 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! 

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 The Envision™ rating system, developed by a joint collaboration between the Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure and the Zofnass Program for Sustainable Infrastructure at Harvard University, helps in design of resilient infrastructure.

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Envision Water Sustainability

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Envision Water Sustainability

By Tom Pedersen
Posted July 8, 2014
 
 

 

Infrastructure 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. 

 

Envision infrastructure 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! 

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Tom A. Pedersen
Senior Vice President and Director of Sustainability, CDM
 

Tom Pedersen, a senior vice president and director of sustainability for CDM Smith, has more than 36 years of environmental consulting experience. He has been involved in advancing
infrastructure sustainability through his participation in workshops and conferences sponsored by the Zofnass Program for Sustainable Infrastructure at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design and in his former role as chair of the American Council of Engineering Companies Infrastructure Sustainability Committee, the Institute for Sustainability Infrastructure
Professional Development Committee, and the WEF Sustainability Community of Practice. Tom is an accredited Envision™ Sustainability Professional and is involved in applying the Envision infrastructure sustainability rating system on client projects.

Mr. Pedersen received an master's degree from the Pennsylvania State University in 1977 and a bachelor's degree from Cornell University in 197. He is an American Academy of Environmental Engineers and Scientists board-certified environmental scientist by eminence in sustainability science.

 


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