The Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure (ISI) recently announced the formation of the Envision® Review Board (ERB) to oversee the ongoing development of ISI’s Envision sustainable infrastructure rating system, initially launched in 2012.

The mission of the ERB is to assure the continued integrity and efficacy of ISI’s Envision sustainability rating system and its associated tools, resources, and documents and to provide for consistency in interpretation and development.

The formation of the ERB is a necessary step in ensuring that future developments are transparent, collaborative, and stakeholder-guided,” said ISI Board of Directors Chair, Terry Neimeyer, CEO and Chairman of KCI Technologies.

The inaugural ERB consists of 15 members who were selected from the US and Canada and represent a broad cross-section of the industry.  It includes 3 representatives from public agencies (New York City Department of Environmental Protection, Los Angeles County Department of Public Works, and the Port of Long Beach) and one representative who is a member of APWA (Andy Sauer, Project Manager for Burns & McDonnell).

The complete ERB list and additional information is available here:



The Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) celebrated Earth Day 2015 by releasing an article a day during Earth Week exploring how the construction industry contributes to building a green future.

On Day Three, AGC published an article exploring two green infrastructure programs: Envision and Sustainable SITES.

Drawing on the interest in green buildings, these green infrastructure programs address challenges specific to infrastructure and public works and have found new partners in the green community to further galvanize efforts to improve our nation’s infrastructure.



On March 25th the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) Network on Smart and Sustainable Cities (ANSSC) will host its monthly webinar from 2-3:30 pm EDT on the EnvisionTM Sustainable Infrastructure Rating System, administered by the Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure (ISI). The featured speaker will be Denise Nelson, vice president for public education at ISI.

To register for the ANSSC and participate in the webinar, please visit www.ansi.org/cities.



The Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure (ISI) announced on February 26, 2015 that the Grand Bend Area Wastewater Treatment Facility, located in Ontario on the shoreline of Lake Huron, earned the Envision® sustainable infrastructure rating system’s Platinum award. This project is the first ISI Envision verification in Canada, and first wastewater facility to be ISI Envision-verified in North America.

Key sustainable features include:

  • a constructed wetland to support native wildlife species and further buffer treated effluent,
  • flexible design that makes the facility responsive to changing sewage flows,
  • reduced construction and operational costs through a focus on efficiency,
  • constructing the project within the boundaries of the original facility’s footprint to protect prime farmland, and
  • trails and interpretive signage to encourage community visitors.

More information about the project can be found on ISI's website:


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