ISI Envision® Rates Two New Projects


The Envision system rates sustainable infrastructure projects across the full range of environmental, social, and economic impacts.

Nashville International Airport's Water Source Geothermal Project Receives Envision Silver Award for Sustainable Infrastructure
In 2010, the Metro Nashville Airport Authority (MNAA) was selected as one of only 10 airports in the United States to take part in the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) Sustainable Master Plan Pilot Program. The MNAA was selected for this program for its demonstrated leadership in implementing sustainability initiatives, and promotion of water conservation, energy efficiency, social well-being, and community involvement. The MNAA’s Master Plan included the implementation of this water source geothermal project to meet the airport’s cooling and irrigation needs. The plan was broadly supported and approved by the Board of Commissioners, which is a diverse group with three representatives from the business and finance community, two pilots, two neighborhood representatives, one engineer, one lawyer, and the Nashville Mayor.

Companies involved in the project include Garver, Blakley Construction Services, and Energy Systems Group—all of whom worked in close collaboration with MNAA to deliver the sustainable infrastructure initiative.

The press release contains more information including details about the three Envision sustainable infrastructure rating system categories the project scored highest in (Resource Allocation, Leadership, and Climate and Risk).


Greenough Greenway Project in Watertown, Massachusetts Receives Envision Bronze Award from Institute for Sustainable Infrastructute
The Greenough Greenway project is the first in Massachusetts to earn a prestigious Envision sustainable infrastructure award. The project’s objectives include enhancing public safety along the river, providing a fully accessible multi-use path next to the river, reclaiming parkland and enhancing the scenic value of the Charles River Reservation, improving the environmental quality of the Charles River, and maintaining Greenough Boulevard as a fully functional parkway, as well as demonstrating an efficient and cost- effective public/private partnership.

The Lawrence and Lillian Solomon Foundation, in close partnership with the Department of Conservation and Recreation, championed the project. VHB led the design effort.

The press release contains more information including details about the three Envision sustainable infrastructure rating system categories the project scored highest in (Quality of Life, Leadership, and Natural World).

More Information:
Greenough Greenway project
Implementation of Nashville International Airport's Water Source Geothermal project
ISI and the Envision program
APWA
APWA's Center for Sustainability