NV5’s August posts about the Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure’s Envision rating system

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  1. This is the first in a ten part mini-series on series on the Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure’s Envision rating system.  Follow us daily to learn more.
  2. What is ISI:  The Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure is a not-for-profit, public interest organization dedicated to sustainable infrastructure and to the means of achieving sustainable projects at the local, regional, state and federal levels of government (founded jointly by ASCE, ACEC and APWA).  It aims to develop and promote the use of a rating tool (Envision) for measuring and encouraging sustainability in civil infrastructure of all kinds, other than buildings
  3. What is ISI Envision™ is the product of a joint collaboration between the Zofnass Program for Sustainable Infrastructure at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design and the Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure
  4. What is Envision:  Envision™ is an infrastructure rating system developed to help designers, builders, community groups, regulators, policy makers, and infrastructure owners build and direct infrastructure projects toward increasing levels of sustainability.
  5. The Envision™ Rating System provides a holistic framework for evaluating and rating the community, environmental and economic benefits of all types and sizes of infrastructure projects.  It evaluates, grades, and gives recognition to infrastructure projects that use transformational, collaborative approaches to assess the sustainability indicators over the course of the project’s life cycle.
  6. Envision release date:  ISI is putting the final touches on the Envision™ Sustainable Infrastructure Rating System, which will begin to accept projects for review and credentialing on September 1, 2012. Information on the application process, as well key elements of the Envision™ rating system, can be found here.
  7. NV5 was one of the first charter members of ISI.  NV5 has an institutional commitment to sustainable civil infrastructure, and a desire to make a significant investment in the development of Envision as a rating tool to help communities establish infrastructure priorities and create confidence in public and private decision making about the sustainability of civil infrastructure in North America. Envision is designed to evaluate, score and give recognition to infrastructure projects, both existing and new, that move our society to a more sustainable future. Being part of ISI is both a good business decision and a public commitment to a sustainable future for the communities where we conduct business.
  8. Laura Bonich, PE, LEED AP, who directs NV5’s Sustainability Practice, is a member of Envision Technical Committee.  The Technical committee  is responsible for the development and revision of Envision™ and the management of several sector and specialty skill set subcommittees and work groups.  Laura also chairs the technical credit category review subcommittee.
  9. In August, Curt McCuistion, PE, LEED AP, who manages NV5’s Salt Lake office, became the first Envision rating system credential professional at NV5.  8/17/12
  10. Curt McCuistion, PE, LEED AP was select in first group of Envision credentialed professionals to be trained as an ISI verifier. Verifiers are the backbone of ISI’s independent, third party project evaluation who will review and confirm components of the Envision™ rating system’s Levels of Achievement, documentation, and scoring of projects provided by project teams.

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