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
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.
Challenging issues such as climate change, urbanization, and the rapid pace of technological advancement create opportunities, they also require serious re-evaluation of current professional practice and standards. To address this state of affairs, ASCE has outlined a roadmap to transform the profession.
ASCE's 4 Priorities for Change
ASCE and the Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy have agreed to a partnership as part of a new International Coalition for Sustainable Infrastructure. The collaboration aims to advance practical solutions to adapt infrastructure to a changing climate, close the resilience investment gap and break down barriers to action across the globe.
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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.
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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
NEW Life Cycle Analysis for Sustainability: Triple Bottom Line Accounting course now available!
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
Paul S. Sarbanes Ecosystem Restoration Project
Pier G Slip Fill and Associated Dredging
Chari Chari, Bolivia Cable Supported Footbridge
GreenLink Windsor Transportation Land Use Planning
Menomonee Valley Industrial Center and Community Park
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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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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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