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Becoming a Sustainability Professional to Further Your Civil Engineering Career

Denise Nelson, The Civil Engineering Podcast (April 2016). Tune in to hear Christion Knutson interview ISI’s Vice President for Public Education, Denise Nelson, about Envision…

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Envision Sustainability Professional Credential

Denise Nelson, ISI video blog (2015) In this short video, ISI Vice President for Public Education, Denise Nelson, discusses the Envision Sustainability Professional (ENV SP)…

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Envision is Transforming How We Develop Infrastructure

Marty Janowitz, ISI video blog (2016) In this short video, Marty Janowitz, Stantec’s Vice President of Sustainable Development, shares his thoughts on how Envision is…

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Busting Infrastructure Silos with Envision

Anthony Kane, ASCE video blog (2015) “The design, planning, construction, and operation of infrastructure is absolutely critical to achieving a state of sustainability,” explains Anthony…

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Envision Organization

Anthony Kane, ISI video blog (2015) In this short video, ISI Vice President for Research and Development, Anthony Kane, discusses the organization of Envision and…

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Port Metro Vancouver, Low Level Road

Stantec Inc. "Stantec helped the Port Metro Vancouver, partners and community to overcome multiple engineering and design challenges on the Low Level Road project, to…

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Sustainable Infrastructure: Using Envision to Plan, Design, and Rate Infrastructure Projects

Andrew Dane and Denise Nelson, ASCE webinar (August 27, 2015) This one hour webinar introduces Envision and walks through using the Envision tools on a…

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Alder Street Active Transportation Corridor Project

Matt Rodrigues Read how they applied the Envision Checklist to evaluate a project after design was complete. Click Here

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Envision Rating System

Denise Nelson, The Water Values podcast (April 22, 2015) In this 40 minute podcast, ISI Vice President for Public Education Denise Nelson discusses the origins…

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The Mississippi River: ​Is Sustainable Infrastructure a Watershed Solution?

William Bertera and Anne Lewis, Security and Sustainability Forum webinar (March 25, 2015) This one hour webinar examines how the use of sustainable infrastructure can…

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The future is riding on infrastructure.
Envision helps practitioners meet the challenge.

In communities across the country, infrastructure projects provide a wide array of challenges — from addressing community needs to meeting highly technical specifications. Public works professionals, engineers, planners, contractors, policy experts, investors, and others are using Envision to overcome these challenges, one sustainable project at a time. This unique resource allows them to create projects that deliver value to their communites for decades — in environmental terms, as well as improvements in quality of life and other areas.

The enduring legacy of sustainable infrastructure.


At the Institute for Sustainable infrastructure, our mission is to help communities build more sustainable infrastructure projects. Our nonprofit organization was created for a single purpose: to develop and maintain a sustainability rating system for all civil infrastructure.

In collaboration with then Zofnass Program for Sustainable Infrastructure at the Harvard

University Graduate School of Design, we've developed Envision, a state-of-the-art resource that helps professionals plan and execute more sustainable infrastructure projects.

Provided at no cost to practitioners, Envision is a plain-language guide that combines a best practices library, field-proven checklists for infrastructure projects of every size and type, and a comprehensive sustainability rating system that helps infrastructure owners gain recognition for their well-planned and executed projects.

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