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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.

  • Sustainability Resources

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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

    PHOTO: HDRThe Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure awarded the Envision Silver to the Phoenix, AZ, 27th Avenue Compost Facility. The facility is the first solid waste infrastructure project in the United States and the first project in...Read More >>

    Marshalltown Generating Station - Iowa (feature)In Iowa, Alliant Energy’s Marshalltown Generating Station received the Envision Platinum award from the Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure. The facility is the first in Iowa to earn an Envision sustainable infrastructure award. The Marshalltown Generating...Read More >>

    earth WEB FEATThis week, ASCE News celebrates Earth Day with a series of stories about sustainability and green engineering. Check ASCE News each day for updates and visit ASCE’s hub of sustainability resources, where you can take...Read More >>

    San Diego Airport featureWelcome to your one-way ticket to the future of sustainable air travel. Envision-awarded airports around the country are looking to the future to save you time and money. The Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure – an...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

    NEW Life Cycle Analysis for Sustainability: Triple Bottom Line Accounting course now available!
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    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

    ICSI Landing
  • Project Profiles

    Sustainability Project Profiles

    Industry, government and the public have an increasing interest in and demand for sustainable profession.  

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    ASCE is seeking entries that demonstrate the triple bottom line approach to sustainability

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  • Introduction to Sustainability