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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 Roadmap

    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.

  • 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

    Find a Sustainability Resource

  • Envision

    ASCE is a founding organization of the Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure (ISI), which developed and manages Envision. Envision is a rating system and best practice resource in implementing sustainability into infrastructure projects. As described on the ISI Envision web page , "Envision was designed to help infrastructure stakeholders implement more sustainable projects. It offers benefits for each category of stakeholder: from owners and design teams, to community and environmental groups, to constructors, regulators, and policymakers."

    If you are a sustainability steward, learn more about Envision and consider earning the Envision Sustainability Professional (ENV SP) credential.

    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     

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

    Nominate a project

  • 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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  • Introduction to Sustainability