Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority’s Berryessa Transit Center Earns Envision Platinum

Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority’s Berryessa Transit Center
Earns Envision® Platinum Award

The Berryessa Transit Center is a multi-modal regional transportation hub located in northeastern San Jose, California. It is situated adjacent to the San Jose Flea Market and Upper Penitencia Creek. The project enhances community quality of life in the city by addressing the transportation needs in the congested San Francisco Bay Area, providing much needed connectivity between local transportation systems, and increasing access to service for all – including low-income, youth, elderly, and people with disabilities.

Read more about the project in the Project Awards Directory

Earth Day Podcast —#LinkedIn Live

Are you concerned about climate change? Would you like to see policy changes to address this pressing issue?

Join us on Thursday, April 22 —EARTH DAY— for a special LinkedIn Live (video) podcast on climate change, infrastructure policy, and Envision sustainability.

Moderators and Guest: ISI’s Marketing and Communications director, Dyan Lee, and Franklin E. Sherkow, who is an ENV SP and member of the ‘SOE’ task force and Academic Committee member, will be interviewing special guest John Williams, ISI Board Chair and CEO at Autocase.

The focus is going to be federal policy around infrastructure and the history of Earth Day.

If federal proposed legislation is passed, hundreds of billions— and possibly trillions—of dollars will be flowing into communities from the federal government to #buildbackbetter. We’ll be analyzing the federal policy and whether it prioritizes #sustainability, #resilience, and #equity. We’ll also be talking about what civil infrastructure owners and stakeholders need to know to advance their sustainability goals? We’ll also talk about how Envision is the solution.  #SustainOrExplain  #EnvisionTheSolution

Podcast Date and Time:
Earth Day, Thursday, April 22 at noon ET
LinkedIn or Youtube.

Get your questions ready and engage with us.

Simply mark your calendar for the date and time and go online to LinkedIn. There’s no need to register. You can also watch live on YouTube.



Did you have a chance to view the February 2021 webinar —Diversifying Behavior Styles on Project Teams and Enhancing Leadership, Communications and Social Skills—Presented by: Frank Sherkow, ISI Academic Committee Chair?

If not, you can view the recording by visiting your Envision Dashboard. Login to your ISI account, navigate to your Education page, then “All Courses”. The recording should populate at the top of the list as ISI’s most recent course publication, or you can search for the course using the search bar on the “All Courses” page.

You can view the slide deck handout as well

Don’t have an ISI account yet? – Sign up today! It’s free, and you’ll get immediate access to this recording and other resources.

The webinar examined the behavior styles that many civil engineers and technical people possess and how that helps them in analytical areas and with detailed issues, but could hinder them in dealing with leadership, team-building and communications. It also examined the topic of leadership using research with senior civil engineering students. This can be important in understanding the expectations about leadership traits on teams, their importance, and how to coach team members or work associates in being better leaders. Frank tied this discussion to Envision topics and the Leadership credit category.

LA Asphalt Plant No. 1 Earns Envision Bronze

The Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure (ISI) announced on March 10, 2021, that the LA Asphalt Plant No. 1 – Replacement and Modernization located in Los Angeles, CA, is the recent recipient of the Envision® Bronze award for sustainable infrastructure. To earn Envision Bronze, a project must demonstrate that it delivers a range of environmental, social, and economic benefits to the host and affected communities.

The Asphalt Plant No. 1 (AP1) is located on an approximately 2-acre site in an industrial area south of downtown Los Angeles. AP1 has been operated by the city of Los Angeles Bureau of Street Services (BSS) since 1947. The existing plant currently produces up to a total of 100K to 200K tons of asphalt per year; and it utilizes 20% recycled asphalt product.

To learn more about this project, read the Project Profile Announcement in the Project Award’s Directory.

Parco Eolico Alto Vastese Earns Envision Platinum

Two e2i Energie Speciali’s Wind Farms, consisting of the full repowering of the previous plants located in Castiglione Messer Marino and Roccaspinalveti in the Abruzzo Region in Italy, have been recently awarded by Envision the Platinum certificate for sustainable infrastructure.

E2i Energie Speciali (E2i) is one of the leading companies in the Italian renewable energy market with a total installed capacity of approximately 724 MW, through 40 wind farms and 3 PV plants.

Castiglione Messer Marino e Roccaspinalveti wind farms’ full repowering (i.e. a comprehensive entire reconstruction) are part of a Repowering plan which E2i, first in Italy, has been carrying out with the aim to increase its green energy production whilst minimizing the impact on the territory by reducing the number of installed turbines and strengthening the relationship with local Communities.

Learn more about Parco Eolico Alto Vastese

Marina Plan Plus Earns Envision Silver

The overall objective of the MARINAPLAN PLUS ( project is to apply and demonstrate at industrial scale an innovative and reliable technology for marine and coastal management able to ensure navigability and access to ports throughout the year, thus allowing at the same time thriving maritime economy and environmental sustainability. The technology avoids the usual collection of littoral materials nearby the entrance of harbours through the installation of submerged and static devices, called “ejectors”, which are fed by pressurized water, aspire a mixture of water and sediments and convey it through a pipe in an area where does not constitute obstacle to navigation. The project has been co-funded by EASME in the LIFE+ funding line, which funds sustainability and environment-oriented projects.

Learn more about the Marina Plan Plus project