Envision is a rating system and best practice resource to help you become successful in implementing sustainability into your infrastructure projects.
Envision measures the sustainability of an infrastructure project from design though construction and maintenance. It can be used by infrastructure owners, design teams, community groups, environmental organizations, constructors, regulators, and policy maker to:
The ratings system is administered by the Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure, which was founded in 2010 by ASCE in partnership with the American Council of Engineering Companies and the American Public Works Association.
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The Envision Checklist is a free-standing assessment tool for comparing sustainability alternatives or to prepare for a more detailed sustainability assessment. Structured as a series of Yes/No questions, the checklist is organized into five categories: Quality of Life, Leadership, Resource Allocation, Natural World, and Climate and Risk.
Envision provides the framework and incentives needed to foster a dramatic and necessary improvement in the performance and resiliency of our physical infrastructure across the full spectrum of sustainability. As a planning and design guidance tool, Envision provides
industry-wide sustainability metrics for all infrastructure types.
The Envision sustainable infrastructure rating system is a comprehensive framework of 60 criteria that encompass the full range of environmental, social, and economic impacts that should be assessed to determine how a project has incorporated sustainability. These 60 sustainability criteria, called ‘credits’, are arranged in five categories: Quality of Life, Leadership, Resource Allocation, Natural World, and Climate and Risk.
San Diego International Airport Green Build Project:
Project 15: Michigan Energy Pack
Project 14: North Texas Water District Pipeline
Project 13: San Diego County Regional Airport Authority, San Diego, California
Project 12: Historic Fourth Ward Park, Atlanta, Georgia
Project 11: Ridgewood View Park Reservoir and Pump Station, Portland, Oregon
Project 10: West Park Equalization Facility, Nashville, Tennessee
Project 9: Tucannon River Wind Farm, Dayton, Washington
Project 8: Low Level Road, North Vancouver, British Columbia
Project 7: 26th Ward Wastewater Treatment Facility, Brooklyn, New York
Project 6: Grand Bend Area Wastewater Treatment Facility, South Huron, Ontario
Project 5: Line J Section 1 Pipeline Tarrant Regional Water District, Kennedale, Texas
Project 4: Sun Valley Watershed Multi-Benefit Project, Los Angeles, California
Project 3: South Los Angeles Wetland Park, Los Angeles, California
Project 2: Snow Creek Stream Environmental Zone Restoration, Placer County, California
Project 1: William Jack Hernandez Sport Fish Hatchery, Anchorage, Alaska