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  • ASCE and its members are dedicated to ensuring a sustainable future in which human society has the capacity and opportunity to maintain and improve its quality of life indefinitely, without degrading the quantity, quality or the availability of natural, economic and social resources.

    Whether you are just beginning to explore the benefits that a focus on sustainability can bring to your community and your engineering practice, or you are looking for the tools to take it to the next level, we can help you build a better future.

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    • Convince your client or your boss about the benefits of sustainability
    • Incorporate sustainable principles into your RFP or proposal
    • Expand your skills or build a career focus on sustainability
    • Make your project more sustainable
    • Learn more about the importance of sustainability for civil engineering
    • Find inspirational examples of sustainable projects
    • Join a community of civil engineers committed to sustainability

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  • Sustainable Engineering News

    The Times Square Plaza has reimagined Times Square as a pedestrian - not a vehicle - hub. Courtesy NYCDDCIn today’s Times Square, it’s really more about the benches than the billboards. Opened just in time for the classic New Year’s Eve celebration, the New York City Department of Transportation’s Times Square Plaza overhaul...Read More >>

    Don NguyenGood luck finding Don Nguyen at home. The junior bridge engineer for COWI in Seattle works all day and volunteers all night. “I’m surprised if there’s a week where I don’t have any events, but...Read More >>

    Ohio River Bridge aerial view (Photo Courtesy WVB East End Partners)The Ohio River Bridge–East End Crossing (ORB-EEC) project, a long-planned collaboration between Indiana and Kentucky, earned the Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure (ISI) Envision Platinum award. When completed, the ORB-EEC project will address cross-river mobility challenges...Read More >>

    Craig Farkos, P.E., F.ASCE, a practicing civil and environmental engineer and program manager who has long been involved in infrastructure, has been elevated to the status of Fellow by the ASCE Board of Direction. From...Read More >>

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  • Envision

    Envision is a rating system and best practice resource to help you become successful in implementing sustainability into your infrastructure projects. 

    Do you want to become an ENV-SP? Earn your ENV credential to work towards sustainable stewardship. Create an account on ISI's website

    Checklist/Score Card  - Rate your project

    Fact sheet  - What is Envision

    Credit List  - How are projects rated

    Sustainability at ASCE

    ASCE defines sustainability as a set of environmental, economic, and social conditions - the "Triple Bottom Line" - in which all of society has the capacity and opportunity to maintain and improve its quality of life indefinitely, without degrading the quantity, quality or the availability of natural, economic, and social resources. 

    Sustainability at ASCE      Strategic Initiatives

    Awards

    Innovation in Sustainability Civil Engineering Award

    Since 2011, ASCE has honored a civil engineering project annually for its inspirational applications of sustainability with the Innovation in Sustainable Civil Engineering award

    2015
    Paul S. Sarbanes Ecosystem Restoration Project

    2014
    Pier G Slip Fill and Associated Dredging

    2013
    Chari Chari, Bolivia Cable Supported Footbridge

    2012
    GreenLink Windsor Transportation Land Use Planning

    2011
    Menomonee Valley Industrial Center and Community Park

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  • New Sustainable Infrastructure Certificate Programlearning options

    ASCE’s new “Sustainable Infrastructure Certificate Program” will provide you with the knowledge, tools, and techniques that you need to design, build, and manage sustainable projects and to take a leadership role in making our infrastructure sustainable.

    All courses in the certificate program are offered online and can be accessed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, providing you with the flexibility to take the courses at times that are most convenient for you.

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  • International Conference on Sustainable Infrastructure

    ICSI 2017
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    October 26-28, 2017

    New York, NY

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  • Introduction to Sustainability