AIA Envision Webinar on July 7, 2020, Featuring CEO Anthony Kane

This event is occurring as a live webinar. Registrants will be emailed a link to access the program; please continue to register.*

This webinar, sponsored by the Center for Architecture, will provide an introduction to Envision, a tool within a larger system developed to help evaluate the sustainability of civil infrastructure. The program will feature a detailed overview of the tool, case studies of Envision in use, and a moderated panel of experts.

As cities continue to grow and development continues to move forward, the need for sustainable infrastructure becomes paramount. In 2017, United Nations Secretary General Antonio Gutteres stated, “Infrastructure investment will be crucial. The world should adopt a simple rule: if big infrastructure projects are not green, they should not be given the green light. Otherwise, we will be locked into bad choices for decades to come.” Envision provides a consistent, consensus-based framework for assessing sustainability and resilience in infrastructure and serves as a decision-making guide, not a set of prescriptive measures. Envision not only asks, “Are we doing the project right?” but also, “Are we doing the right project?”

Speakers:
Joshua DeFlorio, Chief of Resilience and Sustainability, Port Authority of New York and New Jersey 
Anthony Kane, President and CEO, Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure
Ruth Krieger, Associate Vice President, HDR
Jennifer Ninete, Sustainability Consultant, HDR
Matthew Potter, Project Architect, HNTB
Michaella Wittmann, Director of Sustainability, HDR

Organized by

AIANY Transportation and Infrastructure Committee

Tuesday, 7/7, 6pm – 7:30pm
Location

Webinar

Price

AIANY Member: Free
AIA Member (not AIANY): $5
Student with Valid .edu Email Address: Free
General Public: $10

Tamiami Station Park-and-Ride/Bus Terminal Facility Earns Envision Silver Award for Sustainability

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Monday, June 29, 2020 – The Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure (ISI) announced today that the Tamiami Station Park-and-Ride/Bus Terminal Facility (Tamiami Station) in Miami-Dade County is the recent recipient of the Envision® Silver award for sustainable infrastructure.

 

To earn an Envision award, a project must deliver a range of environmental, social, and economic benefits to the host and affected communities and have these benefits validated through a rigorous third-party review process against the Envision sustainable infrastructure framework.

Project Background and Context

The objective of the Tamiami Station is to offer customers a safe, comfortable, and convenient public transportation option connecting to major employment, education, retail, cultural, and recreational destinations. The Tamiami Station is part of the SR 836 Express Bus Service and will primarily operate on the Dolphin Expressway (SR 836). It is part of the county’s rapid public transit expansion initiative along the East-West Corridor. This project aligns with the Strategic Miami Area Rapid Transit (SMART) Plan, the Five-Year Implementation Plan of the People’s Transportation Plan (PTP), and the Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) 2040 Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP).

“Receiving the first-ever certification at any level from the Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure for a County project demonstrates that hard work and commitment to the community pay off. This award is a direct result of the outstanding collaboration between DTPW, the County’s Office of Resilience and private partners in order to ensure the project’s infrastructure achieved high marks for sustainability and resiliency from the Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure,” said Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez.

“The Tamiami Station exemplifies how the County can plan and develop public infrastructures that not only create positive social and economic impacts for the community but also provide environmental benefits. The Envision Silver Award is a great honor for Miami-Dade County and our community,” Gimenez added.

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July 2020 Social Media Campaign

To kick off the ‘Sustain or Explain’ advocacy campaign, ISI’s task force (made up of 15 engineers and sustainability experts) is holding a social media campaign throughout July.

Every Monday through Friday at 11 a.m. EST, we will be releasing tweets and posts directly related to our social media campaign.  We encourage you to share them (on LinkedIn and Twitter) to spread Envision sustainability awareness.

The advocacy campaign’s overall goal is to promote the urgent need for the architecture, engineering, and construction (A/E/C) industry to focus on rebuilding better and stronger moving forward.

In light of COVID-19, governments everywhere are allocating stimulus dollars to communities to rebuild civil infrastructure to boost local economies and bring back good-paying jobs. That’s a wonderful opportunity for the A/E/C industry. However, this is a watershed moment— a critical time for the industry to reimagine a better tomorrow and rebuild infrastructure that avoids or mitigates future pandemics and calamities. 

How can the A/E/C community be part of the solution and not part of the problem?

We encourage infrastructure stakeholders to focus on sustainability, resiliency, and equality as they plan, design, and build infrastructure. By casting aside inefficient and outdated practices and processes and prioritizing sustainability and resiliency, they will save money in the long run—especially if climate change impacts come to fruition.

To meet those looming challenges, we urge the A/E/C community to adopt Envision sustainability.  Over the past ten years, the Envision framework has been applied to hundreds of projects, and Envision certified professionals have guided planners, designers, and teams through the complexities of resilience and sustainability. When project teams and organizations use the Envision framework at the start of a project and continue using it through a project’s lifecycle, they save money, protect the environment, bolster economies, and enhance human health. 

No doubt, there’s much work to be done to convince the A/E/C industry to change its focus, but now is the time to ‘sustain it or explain it.’  In other words, we can no longer afford to ask, ‘why should we?’.  We should be asking, ‘why aren’t we?”.

To achieve our long-term sustainability and resiliency goals and objectives, it will require educating the A/E/C industry as well as local, state, federal, and provincial governments and the public. The advocacy toolkit, which is currently under construction, will contain targeted messages, proclamation templates, press release examples, and advocacy tips—everything a person or organization will need to promote awareness. We are hoping to have it published by July 29. In the meantime, if you are passionate about sustainability and resiliency, please take part in our July social media campaign. Download the social media portion of the advocacy toolkit and share the posts and tweets whenever you can.

Your help in building awareness will be greatly appreciated.

Together, we can bring about meaningful change, tackle future threats, and Envision a sustainable world!

Sustain or Explain Task Force

ISI is putting together a Sustain or Explain task force to assist with advocacy efforts around the Marketing campaign Sustain it or Explain it,” which seeks to inform the AEC industry, the public, and lawmakers about the importance of building sustainable and resilient infrastructure using Envision.

More than 14 task force members have signed up to help with advocacy efforts. Please read about their expertise in engineering and civil infrastructure and their passion for sustainability.  (Over the next few weeks, please revisit this page often as more biographies are added. )

 

Emily Bousaada,
EIT, ENV SP
New England

Emily graduated from the University of Connecticut in 2016, majoring in Civil Engineering and minoring in Landscape Architecture. Her dual background motivates her to build sustainable and equitable communities by implementing resilient social, economic, and environmental site development strategies. Her experience includes aspects of site development, including grading and drainage, site layout, hydrological analysis, hydraulic analysis, environmental permitting, feasibility studies, master planning, planting plans, and graphics. She has a strong desire to work on projects about green infrastructure, climate change, resilience, multimodal transportation, water / stormwater, parks, and recreation. In conjunction with her Envision certification, she plans on being professionally licensed as both a Professional Engineer and a Registered Landscape Architect.

She is currently serving as a New England Committee Member for the Future City Inc. design competition where middle school students envision, study, plan, and build cities of the future that showcase their resolution to citywide sustainability issues. She previously mentored students in their competition at a school in Enfield, CT. In early 2020, they won local awards in Most Interesting Structural Element, Most Progressive Transportation System, and Most Developed Infrastructure. She also designs and creates all social media graphics for her local PWC (Professional Women in Construction) Chapter.

 


Franklin E. Sherkow,
P.E., T.E., P.S.E., Env SP, F.ASCE
Southern California

Franklin has more than 40 years of experience.  His expertise includes transportation and traffic engineering, urban and transportation/transit planning, maglev and fixed-guideway planning and design, airport development and operations, port planning and design, transportation construction/operations/ maintenance, project management, land development as well as public and private finance development, and experience in service and facility privatization and managed competition. He has extensive experience with public outreach.

Mr. Sherkow has held senior executive positions in state, regional and local transportation agencies since 1978 and in Southern California from 1990 to 2007. He has extensive experience in highways, streets and roads, public transit, and airports. He was appointed as Riverside County’s first Director of Transportation and the first Director for the County’s Transportation and Land Management Agency.  He was recognized as one of the Top 50 County Public Works Directors in the nation by Governing magazine.

He is currently serving on the Board of Directors for the Southwest Lincoln County Water People’s Utility District, has also been a member of the civil engineering faculty at Oregon State University, and is involved in senior living development.  He is a registered engineer in seven states, an Envision™ Sustainability Professional (ENV SP) for the Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure, and Board member of the Greenroads Foundation.  He is a Fellow Member of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), and Past President of Oregon ASCE Section.  Mr. Sherkow served as Chairman and Member of Visiting Committee, University of Wisconsin, Civil & Environmental Engineering Department.

 



Justin Waples,
PE, ENV SP, PMP, M.ASCE, M.IAM.

Central San, California

Justin has 28 years of experience in the engineering industry including public, private and defense sectors within the USA and abroad. Justin is a Professional Civil Engineer licensed in California, with a Water Resources and Environmental focus. Justin is a graduate of the Water Environment Federation’s (WEF) Water Leadership Institute and a Lead for the WEF Envision Taskforce.

Justin is the Collection Systems prime engineer for Central Contra Costa Sanitary District’s (Central San’s) Planning and Applied Research Workgroup. Central San provides water resource recovery services for nearly half a million residents and more than 3,000 businesses in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Justin has served as the (San Francisco) Bay Area Clean Water Agencies (BACWA) Collection Systems Committee Chair and also the BACWA Recycled Water Committee Co-Chair. Justin is a military veteran, an Environmental Engineering (Honors) graduate from Deakin University in Melbourne, Australia, and a member of the International Society of Sustainability Professionals.

 



Michael P. McMeekin,
P.E., ENV-SP
Omaha, Nebraska

Mike is one of the founders of Engineering Change Lab-USA and currently serves as chair of the Board of Directors. He took on the role as ECL-USA’s first Executive Director in August 2019. McMeekin is also Senior Advisor to Lamp Rynearson, an engineering, landscape architecture, and surveying firm headquartered in Omaha, Nebraska.  He has over 44 years of engineering experience and has played a leadership role in numerous signature projects in the Omaha area.

Mike is a graduate of the American Council of Engineering Companies’ Senior Executives Institute, an advanced management, leadership, and public policy training program for current and emerging leaders of engineering and architectural firms.  Mike is deeply involved in the Omaha-area community, including serving as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Omaha by Design and Chairman of the Board of Directors of ACE Mentor Omaha.

 


Daniel J Figola, PE
Ohio

Daniel currently serves as the Director of Product Development at Advanced Drainage Systems, Inc (ADS). Dan is an accomplished engineer with over 20 years of experience in land development and stormwater management. During his tenor at ADS, Dan has been a leader within the sustainability space. Currently, he also serves as the Building and Construction Subcommittee Chair for the ASTM E-60 Committee on Sustainability. Dan graduated from Ohio University with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering. He is a Licensed Professional Engineer in Ohio and Illinois and is a LEED Accredited Professional.  Additionally, he has professional accreditations in the Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure Envision Program and is a certified Rainwater Catchment System Designer with the American Rainwater Catchments Systems Association.  Dan previously served as the President of the Illinois Society of Professional Engineers and remains active in multiple industry organizations.

Advanced Drainage Systems, Inc. is a leading manufacturer of high performance thermoplastic corrugated pipe and ancillary products, providing a comprehensive suite of water management products and superior drainage solutions for use in the construction and infrastructure marketplace. ADS’ innovative pipes, fittings, basins and other products are used across a broad range of end markets and applications, including non-residential, residential, agriculture and infrastructure applications. Founded in 1966, ADS operates a global network of approximately 60 manufacturing plants and over 30 distribution centers.  Advanced Drainage Systems is one of the Top 5 plastics recyclers in North America and converts over 500 million pounds of single and short-term use plastics into storm water management products with a service life of 50-100 years.

 


Jesse Unke
Vancouver, BC

Jesse is an executive project delivery leader experienced in all areas of transportation/utilities/infrastructure project and construction leadership overseeing both complex, high-profile projects, as well as smaller capital projects/programs.

As a Project/Risk Management Professional (PMP/RMP), Jesse has an intimate knowledge with multiple project delivery methods, project management models, and scope, financial, schedule, and risk management tools and techniques. During his career, he has developed an ability to understand his client’s “why”, work collaboratively leading teams, and implement successful strategic initiatives for multiple project funding partners and stakeholders.

With a background as a Professional Engineer in Canada (P.Eng.) and the United States (PE), a LEED Accredited Professional (LEED AP), Envision Sustainability Professional (ENV SP), and a MMCD Certified Contract Administrator (CCA), Jesse has the ability to lead projects effectively, incorporate sustainable design and construction principles, interpret and administer contracts, and understand the technical aspects of his projects. His effective written and verbal communication, workshop facilitation, and engaging presentation skills to both technical and non-technical audiences, allow him to serve as a knowledgeable leader and advisor to his clients.

Jesse’s strong business development and relationship-building, marketing, and strategic planning skills allow for effective development of business and partnership opportunities for a transportation/utilities/infrastructure consulting environment.

Jesse enjoys being actively engaged in the project management/construction community, volunteering as current President with the British Columbia Construction Roundtable (BCCR), and Board Member positions (past and present) with the Association for the Advancement of Cost Engineering (AACE), Project Management Institute – Canadian Westcoast Chapter (PMI-CWCC), Master Municipal Construction Documents (MMCD), and Young Professionals in Energy (YPE).

A long-time personal passion for fitness led Jesse to pursue certification as a CFES Canadian National Certified Personal Trainer in his spare time, allowing him to implement his leadership skills as an educator and motivator in this area.


 

Nicole Doray
Canada

Nicole is a passionate sustainability specialist with a deep understanding of environmental and social justice issues. She solves problems using insights from a combination of international experiences in ENGO project management, business development, research and communications. Her own multidisciplinary education, including a Trilingual iBA in International Studies (York University, Glendon College), graduate certificates in International Relations (Universidad Pontificia de Comillas) and Business and the Environment (Schulich School of Business), and a Masters of Environmental Studies (York University) has enhanced her knowledge and work across business, technology, policy and environmental fields.


 

Ethel G. Rubio
Assoc. AIA, ENV SP
Los Angeles, CA

Ethel Rubio is the Principal/ Owner of Ethel G. Rubio, Assoc. AIA, a consulting firm specializing in construction/ project management, and strategic outreach and engagement. Her multi-disciplinary career path that spans over 30 years includes work in the built-environment (architecture/engineering/construction) and nonprofit sectors.

Ethel’s passion for making a difference led her to serve on various leadership roles in the professional, civic and nonprofit organizations.

She has worked on transportation, hospitality, educational and correctional facility projects in the AEC industry. Her business development acumen was harnessed from working with the American Red Cross as the District Manager for the Greater Los Angeles area.

She grew her global network and influence through her work with RICS (Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors) as the Development Manager for its west coast region of North America.

In 2019, the City of Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti appointed Ms. Ethel Rubio to the Adams-Normandie Historic Preservation Overlay Zone (HPOZ) Board that is tasked to serve as an advisory body to the Department of City Planning related to new constructions.

In the past, Ethel served as President of the Association for Women in Architecture; President of the Associate Members of the American Institute of the Architects Los Angeles Chapter and most recently, served on the Asian American Architects and Engineers Foundation Board among others.

Born and raised in the Philippines, Ethel began her architecture studies at the University of the Philippines and completed her Certificate of Architectural Drafting. She received her Bachelor of Architecture degree with an emphasis in Urban and Regional Planning from the University of Southern California when her family emigrated to the U.S. in 1986.

She is a mentor and coach to many young professionals, and to seasoned professionals in the industry moving to the next level of their career.

On recently acquiring her ISI Envision Sustainability Professional (ENV SP) designation, Ethel strongly believes that all professionals in the AEC sector should get their certification so that we can all speak on the same system of communication in building a sustainable and resilient future!


Sanjiv Kuray,
P.E., LEED AP, ENV SP
New Jersey, USA

Sanjiv Kuray is a Professional Chemical Engineer licensed in New York with over 25 years of experience in Transportation, Construction, Environmental Compliance and Sustainability. Sanjiv is also an accredited LEED AP and ENV SP. He is currently working with Metropolitan Transportation Authority Construction & Development (MTACD) as a Construction Manager, Environmental. In this role, he handles the environmental and sustainability aspects of some of the largest transportation infrastructure projects in the North East USA undertaken by MTACD.

Prior to the current position, Sanjiv worked as Director, Environmental Compliance with MTA New York City Transit, handling the environmental compliance aspects of operations and capital construction for the Department of Buses. Over his career, Sanjiv has extensive and hands-on engagement in environmental training/awareness campaigns as well development of policies & SOPs at all levels within the organization.


Colby Kohn
Maine, USA
Colby is a Marketing and Communications expert for AIT Bridges. He also has a passion for sustainability.  He recently graduated from college and is proud to be working in the AEC industry. He hopes the task force can help the industry realize that sustainability must be a priority.
Colby will be assisting the task force in panel discussions, podcasts and webinars. He’ll also be writing thought-leadership articles. Colby’s specialities include graphic design and video production. He is well versed on composite bridge technologies and is hopeful that many legacy methodologies and processes within the industry are replaced in the future.

Tiffany Villarreal
Aledo, Texas

Tiffany is the president of InfraTex Consulting, a licensed engineering firm located in Aledo, Texas. InfraTex specializes in private and residential construction projects with a focus on sustainable and resilient infrastructure. Tiffany is active and holds memberships and positions in the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC), American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), Associated General Contractors (AGC), American Road and Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA), and Infrastructure Advancement Institute (IAI). In addition to engineering, Tiffany also works with distributors, manufacturers, and civil engineering firms on business strategies, social media marketing, and government affairs. She maintains strong relationships with DOT, city, and county officials, and has aided several clients with the creation of specifications and the introduction of new product lines into the public work community.

Tiffany began her career working as a Senior Project Manager for JM Structural Engineering in Austin, Texas. As the Structural Project Manager for high end residential and commercial projects, she oversaw several well-known restaurants and breweries in the Austin area.

Prior to founding InfraTex Consulting, Tiffany served as the Texas Regional Engineer for Advanced Drainage Systems, Inc. That role allowed her to partner with the Texas Department of Transportation, county and municipal agencies, sanitary districts, and water management districts on the development of specifications and product acceptance in the civil engineering industry.

In addition to Engineering, Tiffany is passionate about sustainability and resilience and a huge advocate for sustainable construction projects. She stays active in her local community by serving on the City of Aledo’s Planning and Zoning Commission. Being a mom to 5 children means she is committed to keeping our infrastructure resilient and strong for future generations.

Outside of her professional practice, Tiffany worked to revive the Texas ASCE’s dormant Government Affairs Committee in 2016 and led the committee through tremendous growth and onto valuable relationships between ASCE Texas Section members and the Texas Legislature. A dedicated team and strong leadership led Tiffany to win the 2018 ASCE Outstanding Civil Engineer Advocate award. This society-level recognition was bestowed upon her in Washington, DC as part of ASCE’s Legislative Fly-In program. Since then, she was elected by her peers to serve as ASCE Texas Section’s 2020 Vice President for Professional Affairs where she is a current board member.


Nick Nadeau, PMP
California, USA

Nick is Chief Project Officer for Infrastructure Ventures (IV), a company that works with private sector innovators and infrastructure owners to provide policy, market development and strategic communications services for rebuilding our nation’s economic bedrock. Nick has spent nearly a decade in the infrastructure industry, undertaking wide-ranging roles in business development and operations, enterprise performance improvement and project management in both Fortune 500 and startup environments. As a certified Project Management Professional (PMP), he oversees all projects in IV’s portfolio and provides guidance to IV’s partners on operational improvement through data storytelling and technology solutions.

Prior to joining Infrastructure Ventures, Nick spent almost seven years with AECOM, a Fortune 500 infrastructure development firm. As senior finance manager in the global headquarters, he oversaw enterprise-wide operational analysis and served as an internal consultant for strategic initiatives on behalf of senior leadership. Prior to his corporate role, he began his career in program management/construction management (PM/CM) supporting the integration of a recently acquired construction firm, as well as operations and business development functions while taking project management courses at night. He transitioned to the field to gain first-hand experience, supporting the $1.1 billion Department of Homeland Security Consolidated Headquarters Phase 1 program at the St. Elizabeth’s West Campus in Washington, D.C., and oversaw project controls as owner’s representative for the Architect of the Capitol during the initial phase of the 10-year occupied renovation of the Cannon House Office Building on Capitol Hill, among other projects. During this time, he earned the LEED Accredited Professional for Building Design + Construction (LEED AP BD+C) credential and also represented the interests of young professionals as a liaison to the Construction Management Association of America (CMAA) Board of Directors and a Construction Manager in Training (CMIT).

Nick studied international business, management, and political science at The University of Maine, earning both a bachelor’s degree and an MBA, and spent a semester abroad in Aalen, Germany. As a graduate assistant with the University of Maine Center for Student Innovation, he completed market research projects on several research initiatives, including sustainable composite bridge technologies and offshore wind. He also holds an Advanced Professional Certificate in Real Estate with a concentration in Construction Management from Georgetown University and a Certificate in Project Leadership from Cornell University.

Nick is an avid road and trail runner, and has finished six marathons since 2017, five of which were completed in under four hours, and is currently training for his first ultramarathon in 2020.

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nicholasnadeau/

Twitter:  https://twitter.com/NMNadeau


Gabriela Duarte,
MSc, ENV SP

Vancouver, BC

Gabriela is a Sustainability Specialist at RAM Consulting. She is a registered Envision Sustainability Professional (ENV SP), developing and incorporating sustainable policies and procedures in infrastructure projects, through planning, design, and construction phases. Gabriela has a post-secondary degree in Business Management and Public Administration. During her masters, she researched and published articles on sustainability analysis, public policies, consumer behavior and global markets exports and its influence on the Human Development Index and the Gini Coefficient.

Gabriela has six (6) years’ experience in administration, including four (4) years as an Administrative Assistant and two (2) years as an Office Manager. She has established effective policies and procedures for office management and is experienced with accounts payable and receivable.


JC Alonzo, ENV SP
Sustainability Consultant
Lenexa, Kansas

JC Alonzo is an environmental sustainability consultant, leader, and educator.  His career in sustainability is the result of years of combined experience in executive management in the information technology industry, the public sustainability policy arena, teaching sustainable strategy implementation, and social equity engagement.  JC has proven experience in creating and applying environmental strategy, policy, and execution programs for both public and private entities.

As an executive in the IT industry, JC was responsible for setting strategies for the sales and service offerings of multimillion-dollar operations.  His tasks included setting short and long-term fiscal projections, creating sales and service strategies to meet corporate goals, and developing the methods and training to bring the goals to fruition.  His skillset included management experience in leading, meeting, and exceeding strategic goals.

As an activist, JC has chaired and led public commissions and boards responsible for forming and implementing environmental policies and programs for waste, codes and development, trails, water, and green infrastructure.  He co-chaired the Kansas City, Missouri, Environmental Management Commission for over nine years, responsible for ensuring the city meets all state and federal environmental regulations in its programs and policies.  JC was directly involved in writing one of the first public agency Climate Change Policy in the US.  He was instrumental in the adoption of green infrastructure development standards by the US Environmental Protection Agency for NPDES MS4 stormwater permits, negotiated and adopted in 2004.

For the last dozen years, JC has honed his skills as a public engagement specialist on sustainability planning, project management, and short and long-range comprehensive plan development for cities throughout the Midwest.  He has implemented public engagement on a wide variety of public infrastructure projects and social issues.  Before and during this time, he has served as an adjunct sustainability professor, writing and teaching courses on sustainability leadership and sustainable plan development.  Over two hundred public and private organizations have attended his course.

He is an accredited Envision Sustainability Professional (ENV SP), trainer, and verifier. He has worked on several Envision projects as an ENV SP project manager. Several projects have received verification, and others are currently underway for submission.  He served on the Professional Development Committee and Public Information Committee.

JC@ShockeyConsulting.com
816.304.3177


ISI’s Board of Directors Welcomes Renee Ring

For Immediate Release

Washington, D.C. – June 12, 2020 The Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure (ISI) would like to welcome Renee Ring as its newest board member. Renee will fill the seat recently vacated by Paul Zofnass. Paul has expressed his ongoing commitment to ISI, Envision, and the Zofnass Program for Sustainable Infrastructure as he transitions to a less active role.

ISI is excited to welcome Renee to the board of directors. Renee spent her career as a finance lawyer in New York, and she is currently the COO of the Environmental Financial Consulting Group (EFCG). Renee has extensive experience serving on nonprofit boards and foundations, and she will be an incredible addition to ISI’s board. We look forward to her input and guidance moving forward.

We would like to thank Paul for his many years of service and dedication to ISI. His advisory duties, contributions, and oversight have been invaluable to ISI’s growth and success as an organization. An avid environmentalist, Paul created the Zofnass Program for Sustainable Infrastructure at Harvard University, which partnered with ISI to create Envision in order to measure the sustainability of civil infrastructure.

Media Contact: For inquiries regarding this press release, please contact ISI’s Director of Marketing and Communications, Dyan Lee, at lee@sustainableinfrastructure.org

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e2i Energie Speciali S.R.L. Earns Envision Gold Award

Il parco Eolico di Vaglio Integrale Ricostruzione di proprietà di e2i energie speciali S.r.l. ha conseguito il livello Gold secondo il protocollo Envision

Il Parco Eolico di Vaglio Integrale Ricostruzione situato nel comune di Vaglio (PZ) in Basilicata ha recentemente conseguito il livello Envision®gold ed è il primo impianto per energia rinnovabile a ricevere questa certificazione in Europa.

E2i energie speciali è protagonista in Italia nel settore delle energie rinnovabili. Dal 2014, gli azionisti della società sono F2i (Fonti Italiani per le Infrastrutture) per il 70% ed EPER, joint venture Edison – EdF Renewables, per il 30%. E2i nell’ultimo triennio ha concluso un importante ciclo di investimenti realizzando 165 MW di nuovi impianti, raggiungendo 711 MW di potenza complessiva installata con 40 impianti eolici e 3 impianti fotovoltaici.

Tra questi recenti “nuovi megawatt”, il Parco eolico di Vaglio è entrato in produzione all’inizio del 2019 ed è frutto di una integrale ricostruzione di un parco eolico esistente. Le 20 turbine del vecchio impianto sono state sostituite con 8 aerogeneratori tripala Siemens-Gamesa G114, da 2,5 MW ciascuno, per una nuova potenza complessiva installata di 20 MW. La produzione annua attesa per il nuovo impianto supera di circa 2,7 volte quella dell’impianto dismesso e sarà pari a ca. 62 GWh/anno, equivalenti al fabbisogno energetico di 23.000 famiglie. La produzione elettrica permetterà di evitare l’emissione in atmosfera di 18.000 tonnellate di CO2. La vita utile operativa prevista dell’infrastruttura sarà di 25 anni.

Il Parco Eolico di Vaglio si inserisce in un piano di rinnovamento che e2i sta mettendo in opera tra i primi operatori in Italia teso a produrre più energia verde diminuendo l’impatto sul territorio attraverso la riduzione del numero di macchine e il rafforzamento del rapporto con le Comunità locali.

L’ottenimento del livello “Gold” del protocollo Envision ha premiato la sostenibilità del Parco eolico Integrale Ricostruzione di Vaglio evidenziando come l’attenzione di e2i verso l’intero ciclo di vita degli impianti dalla progettazione fino alla dismissione e successiva ricostruzione sia un elemento importante che permette di realizzare infrastrutture energetiche capaci di garantire la produzione di energia sostenibile e nello stesso tempo ridurre al minimo gli impatti sul territorio valorizzando le Comunità locali che li ospitano.

Pease view a video interview issued by the e2i Coo, Alberto Musso, regarding the Envision award of the Vaglio wind farm in Basilicata.

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ENV SP Spotlight – May 2020

Melissa Targett

What inspires a person to pursue a career in sustainability?

From a very young age, Melissa Targett, a sustainability design manager in the Engineering Department of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, was intrigued by environmental science and sustainability. She knew that a career in sustainability was the perfect fit. Over the course of her career, Melissa has used her skills as an ENV SP on several incredible infrastructure projects.

Learn more about Melissa and the projects she has worked on.