Promotion: Buy One, Gift One


Would you like the chance to give back while also learning ISI’s Envision® framework?

In August, ISI will hold a special ‘Buy One, Gift One’
promotion to help students learn Envision.

Your purchase of an Envision training can truly make a difference
for a student wanting to be credentialed in Envision sustainability.  

For every ENV SP training purchased in August, ISI will issue a free ENV SP training credit to a full-time academic student. In other words, buy one Envision training credit and ISI will donate one free training credit to a student.

If your organization wants to purchase more than one Envision training credit (bulk purchases), ISI will match the amount purchased.
For example, purchase 10 credits, 10 students will benefit from your generosity. Purchase 20 credits, 20 students will benefit. You get the picture.
Whatever amount you purchase, ISI will match!


Choose the student / university recipient or let ISI choose for you:
When you purchase a training credit for yourself or your employees, you can “designate” a student or a university class to benefit.  Either that, or let ISI choose the recipient(s) for you.

ISI will tally the Envision purchases in September, and we will add the appropriate number of credits to  academic accounts.

  • To “sponsor” a student, e-mail ISI and give us the student’s name, e-mail address, and university information, so we can ensure they receive the free training credit.
  • If you are a private organization or public-sector agency and you purchase bulk training credits, you can
    e-mail ISI and sponsor a university class of your choosing.


No worries if you fail to designate a student or university class, we will reach out to individuals and universities in September and allocate the appropriate number of credits.

Promotion Expiration:
The promotion expires on August 31st at midnight, so purchase training today on ISI’s Envision dashboard


ENV SP Training Information:
Please feel free to share this information with a student or someone who may benefit from the promotion.

An ENV SP credential is valid for one year, and continuing education is required beyond that for
ENV SPs to maintain their credential. Continuing education ensures that ENV SPs maintain
knowledge of the latest sustainability practices, and that they are well versed on new approaches,
innovations, and issues relevant to sustainable infrastructure.

The online course provides individuals the opportunity to complete the online training at their own pace. The online course consists of seven (1-hour) self-paced modules. Upon completion of the modules, the individual accesses the online ENV SP exam.

ISI Provides:
• ENV SP credential certificate
• PDH certificate of completion
• Direct customer support

• Public-sector employees: $250
• Private-sector employees (ISI members): $700
• Private sector (non-members): $850

Bulk pricing: a 10% discount is offered for the purchase of 10 or more online courses. The online
training courses must be initiated within one year of purchase.

Download the “Buy One, Get One” promotional one-pager to share with others who may be interested in Envision training. You can also view the ISI e-newsletter

Miami-Dade County’s Dolphin Station Park-And-Ride/Transit Terminal Facility Awarded Envision Bronze for Sustainability

Miami-Dade County’s Dolphin Station Park-And-Ride/Transit Terminal Facility
Awarded Envision Bronze for Sustainability

Washington, D.C. — July 27, 2021 — After undergoing Envision Verification, the Miami-Dade County’s Dolphin Station Park-and-Ride / Transit Terminal Facility has been awarded an Envision Bronze award for sustainability.

The Dolphin Station Park-and-Ride/Transit Terminal Facility officially opened in March 2020. Its purpose is to offer customers a safe, comfortable, and convenient transportation option that connects major employment areas and reduces traffic congestion.

The following are a few key sustainability achievements verified: 

  • Supports current and future economic growth and development. This project creates new capacity in the East-West corridor supporting commercial growth and future business opportunities. During construction, this project created more than 100 jobs, 32 of which were from small and local businesses.
  • More than 700 vehicles can be taken off the roads by planning and designing this project to encourage the community to use public transportation. The project eases traffic congestion and improves mobility which in turn supports a more livable community. In addition, this project is expected to have positive impacts on air quality by transitioning more cars to electric and fostering more bus usage.

To learn more about what makes this project sustainable, resilient, and equitable, please view the Project Profile Announcement in the Project Award’s Directory. You can also read Miami-Dade County’s press release.

Caltrans’ US 101 Managed Lanes Project Awarded  Envision® Silver

Caltrans’ US 101 Managed Lanes Project Awarded  Envision® Silver for Sustainability

Washington, D.C. — July 20, 2021 — California Department of Transportation (Caltrans), in partnership with the San Mateo County Transportation Authority (SMCTA) and the City/County Association of Governments of San Mateo County (C/CAG), is currently constructing express lanes on U.S. 101 in San Mateo County within the existing right-of-way. The existing high-occupancy vehicle (HOV) lanes will be converted into express lanes from the Santa Clara County/San Mateo County line to Whipple Avenue. Caltrans is also adding an additional lane to northbound and southbound U.S. 101 from Whipple Avenue to I-380. This project will create 22 miles of express lanes in each direction of U.S. 101 in San Mateo County and provide a seamless transition to the express lanes being constructed in Santa Clara County.

Caltrans evaluated the sustainability performance of this project and used Envision to identify additional opportunities to improve the project’s sustainability and resiliency profile. Caltrans submitted this project to the Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure for Envision verification.  Subsequently, they earned an Envision Silver award—a testament to Caltrans’ commitment to and leadership in sustainability.

To learn more, visit the Project Awards Directory.


City of Red Deer’s Water Treatment Plant RMF Earns Envision Bronze Award

City of Red Deer’s Water Treatment Plant Residuals Management Facility
Awarded Envision® Bronze for Sustainable Infrastructure

Washington, D.C.— July 15, 2021 — Home to more than 101,000 residents, the City of Red Deer, which is located in central Alberta, operates a conventional surface water treatment plant that draws water from the Red Deer River and provides clean drinking water to the city and its regional customers. The primary goal of the Water Treatment Plant (WTP) Residuals Management Facility (RMF) is to improve the quality of the waste stream from the clarification process at the WTP prior to its discharge into the Red Deer River. Improved treatment of the waste streams from the new WTP RMF will reduce the visible plume created by the current discharge, reduce solids sedimentation and associated impacts on fish habitats, improve the river’s aesthetics, and encourage recreational activities.

The project is being constructed on a now out-of-service water treatment plant and sludge dewatering facility. These facilities are being demolished to accommodate the new RMF.

To learn more, visit the Project Awards Directory.

Envision Outside the USA

Would you like to see Envision® being used in your country or community but don’t know how to get things started?

On July 27, 2021, at 9 a.m. ET, we’ll talk live on LinkedIn with Lorenzo Orsenigo, the CEO of ICMQ SpA.  Orsenigo and his team were instrumental in getting Envision going in Italy, and they have verified numerous projects.  ICMQ SpA also recently signed a new agreement with ISI.

Many individuals who live around the globe are interested in using Envision, but they are struggling with how to get the ball rolling. The president of ICMQ SpA can offer valuable insight, tips, best practices, and lessons learned.

This podcast will be on how ICMQ SpA came about, how they were able to get things going in Italy with respect to membership, credentialing individuals, and verifying projects. We’ll discuss challenges, successes, and the future.

To learn about ICMQ SpA’s CEO Lorenzo Orsenigo, please read his Curriculum Vitae.

Sign up for the ‘Sustain or Explain’ (SOE) LinkedIn Live video podcast event or just show up and watch. Feel free to ask some questions and engage with us.