Denise Nelson, the Vice President of Public Education for the Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure, joins The Water Values Podcast to discuss the EnvisionTM Ratings System. Denise does a great job filling us in on the origins of the system through a collaboration of the American Society of Civil Engineers, the American Council of Engineering Companies, and the American Public Works Association. Denise also explains why it was needed and how the ratings system works, giving plenty of examples. Additionally, she highlights some previous winners of the EnvisionTM Rating System’s awards. Check it out to learn about this great tool to rate infrastructure projects.
In this session, you’ll learn about:
- The origins of the Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure (ISI)
- The basics of the EnvisionTM Rating System for infrastructure projects
- How the EnvisionTM Rating System grades the sustainability of infrastructure projects
- How the EnvisionTM Rating System weights its different sustainability criteria
- The award levels of the EnvisionTM Rating System
- How each of the 6 award winners under the EnvisionTM Rating System to date involve projects that affect water
Resources and links mentioned in or relevant to this session include:
- The Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure
- American Society of Civil Engineers
- American Council of Engineering Companies
- American Public Works Association
- The LEED Green Building Program from USGBC
- Green Roads Rating System
- Federal Highway Administration’s INVEST program
- The William Jack Hernandez Sport Fish Hatchery
- Snow Creek Restoration Project (Placer County, CA)
- South Los Angeles Wetland Park Project
- Sun Valley Watershed Project (Los Angeles, CA)
- Tarrant Regional Water District Pipeline Project (North Texas)
- Southern Ontario Wastewater Treatment Project (Ontario, Canada)
Click here to download the Transcript for Session 58 of The Water Values Podcast.
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