Envision: driving success in
sustainable infrastructure projects
Envision is a groundbreaking resource for professionals involved in planning, designing, building, and maintaining civil infrastructure. As a rating system for sustainable infrastructure, Envision is supported by a wide array of respected organizations involved in infrastructure design, construction, and operation.
Envision provides guidance on sustainable best practices at no cost to users, and serves not only as a planning and design tool, but also as a means of evaluating infrastructure projects once complete. Envision can be used by anyone involved in the delivery of infrastructure—thus providing value to owners, designers, community groups, environmental organizations, constructors, regulators, policy makers, and more.
Envision provides a holistic framework for evaluating and rating the community, environmental, and economic benefits of all types and sizes of infrastructure projects. This resource consists of a broad range of criteria that help individuals make better decisions at each step of the project. These criteria address a project’s impact on the surrounding community and environment, technical considerations regarding materials and processes, and other critical choices spanning the project’s lifecycle. Envision also provides a framework for facilitating discussions with all stakeholders on the often-complex choices which communities and their elected officials must make to be good stewards of their resources.
Last but not least, Envision allows sustainable infrastructure to be evaluated thoroughly, using a transparent system of metrics. Project self-assessments are encouraged, and third-party project verifications and awards are available.
While Envision is designed to feature a minimal learning curve, expert training is available to help users leverage the resource to its fullest potential. Individuals who have successfully completed the Envision credential training course and exam demonstrate their expertise with the Envision Sustainability Professional (ENV SP) designation.