Building 2050 Today is a blog that focuses on the use of the EnvisionTM Rating System. It aims to be a resource for infrastructure owners and designers and for the general public.

The opinions expressed in this blog are solely that of the author and do not reflect those of ISI. We retain the right to remove comments that are deemed offensive or threatening, are a sales pitch, or are spam.


Recent Posts

Jan 15 2016

Envision Awards in the US and Canada

By the end of 2015, nine projects earned Envision awards. These projects represent a variety of infrastructure types across the US and Canada.

Water pipes, wastewater treatment plants, stormwater systems, roads, energy generation, and more. Nine projects have completed third-party verification and received awards across the US and Canada.

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Nov 30 2015

University Seeking Industry Partners for Envision Decision-Making Research

Our guest bloggers are Leidy Klotz and Tripp Shealy, civil engineering faculty members at Clemson and Virginia Tech, respectively. They are collaborating with ISI on a research project related to Envision.

It's comforting to think of ourselves and other professionals making long-term decisions for infrastructure as super-rational people. And in many ways we are. But most of us are also humans and therefore susceptible to some of the same decision-making quirks as everyone else.

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Nov 5 2015

Climate Change Data Sources

Our guest blogger, Tonya Graham, from ClimateWise®, describes how ClimateWise® helps infrastructure developers understand how climate change is likely to affect specific project sites. Ms. Graham is a member of the American Society of Adaptation Professionals.

According to the National Climate Change Assessment, temperatures are increasing, sea level is rising, and snow and ice cover are decreasing worldwide. Accompanying these are increasing trends in extremes of heat and heavy precipitation events, and decreases in extreme cold. All of these trends are expected to get markedly worse.  They represent vulnerabilities to our communities if our infrastructure is not designed to withstand them.

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Previous Posts

Sep 21

Trends from Verified Projects

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Aug 25

Water Sector Strides Toward Sustainability With Envision®

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Aug 20

Celebrating 3,500 ENV SPs World-wide!

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Aug 12

Videos on Envision Projects

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