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.

 

 

Employment Opportunity — Instructional Designer

INSTRUCTIONAL DESIGNER

OUR MISSION
At ISI, we want to transform the way civil infrastructure is planned, designed, and constructed to ensure that it is sustainable, resilient, and equitable. To achieve that goal, we provide people with the tools, resources, and roadmaps needed to be successful. Better infrastructure equals a better world. And working together, we can help communities, businesses, and people thrive and prosper while restoring and healing the planet.

WHO WE ARE
The Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure (ISI) is a nonprofit education and research organization based in Washington, DC. We were established in 2010 by the American Public Works Association (APWA), the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC), and the Zofnass Program for Sustainable Infrastructure at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design.

WHAT WE DO
ISI develops, manages, and administers Envision®—a holistic framework and rating system— that enables a thorough examination of civil infrastructure’s sustainability and resiliency. We train and credential public–and private–sector leaders, students, and other stakeholders in the architecture, engineering, and construction (a/e/c) industry on Envision; we offer a third-party verification program that rates projects; and we work with member organizations and partners to accelerate positive change.

MEMBERSHIP
ISI’s active membership includes over 250 AEC companies, 120 governmental agencies, and 25 universities, encompassing over 13,200 individuals. ISI administers the Envision Sustainability Professional (ENV SP) designation having credentialed over 8,700 professionals globally.

ISI is a growing organization! The right candidate will have the opportunity to impact educational programing that supports critical professionals in the infrastructure sector. We are a small collaborative team of passionate individuals dedicated to making the world a better place.

THE ROLE
The ideal candidate is highly versatile and able to manage multiple tasks effectively and efficiently. The Instructional Designer role includes the following:

Instructional Design

– Create engaging learning activities and compelling course content to be delivered online (asynchronous and synchronous learning) as well as in a traditional, in-person learning environment.
– Define the objectives and scope of educational offerings.
– Devise and design instructional graphics. o Create exercises and activities that enable and enhance learning transfer.
– Design supporting material/media (e.g. audio, video, simulations, handouts, tutorials).
– Devise assessment methods, such as interactions, surveys, or quizzes, to measure the effectiveness of the course.
– Work closely with Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) to design and develop creative, innovative and visually appealing learning products (e.g. self-paced online courses, webinars, workshops).
– Analyze and apply trends and best practices in instructional design.
– Suggest best practices and improvements to enhance existing content, methodologies, tools, and templates.

Remote Work

– This position may either be based at ISI’s Headquarters in Washington, DC, or work remotely.
– Work hours can be flexible, but core hours of 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. (Eastern Time) are expected in order to respond to customer needs and to actively engage with education department staff.
– Attendance at weekly staff meetings is required.
– ISI staff are not currently traveling due to the pandemic. When it is safe to resume travel, this position may require minimal travel (i.e. 1-2 trips per quarter) within the U.S. and Canada.

 

QUALIFICATIONS
Education
– Post-secondary degree in instructional design, education technology, adult education or related field.
– Preferred: Post-secondary education or accreditation in adult learning, training and development or a related discipline, or equivalent experience.

Work Experience
– 3-5 years of relevant professional experience.
– Instructional design experience for traditional and online learning programs, including writing experience specifically focused on storyboard development for educational courses, instructional text, and audio/video scripts.
– Experience using course authoring tools.
– Experience with continuing education, professional development, accreditation or credentialing programs.
– Experience working with non-profit organizations, associations, or volunteers is highly desirable.
– Understanding of sustainability, environmental, infrastructure, and/or engineering industries is strongly preferred.

Skills
– In-depth knowledge of learning theories and instructional design models.
– Excellent organizational, project and time management skills, including the ability to prioritize and multitask several projects.
– Strong visual design skills (on any platform or software).
– Excellent written and verbal communication and proofing skills.
– At ease speaking in front of groups and delivering educational courses to adult learners in a traditional or virtual learning environment.
– Overall comfort with technology (including proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe Acrobat) and aptitude for acquiring proficiency on new platforms and applications; knowledge of Articulate Storyline and Rise preferred.
– Must have an exceptional command of the English language and be able to produce high quality products tailored for targeted audiences.
– Fluency in additional languages (particularly French or Spanish) considered a significant asset.

Personal Qualities
– Demonstrated passion for sustainability, infrastructure, environment, and/or engineering is highly desirable.
– Exceptional interpersonal skills and detail-oriented.
– Strong service orientation with the ability to work independently and as part of a team.

REMUNERATION
Salary range: $60,000-$70,000

TO APPLY
Applicants must submit a cover letter and resume clearly describing how they meet the qualifications for this employment opportunity. Send by email only to: hr@sustainableinfrastructure.org, no later than April 23, 2021.

ISI is an equal opportunity employer and will evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other protected characteristics. Accommodations will be made for employees with disabilities.

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 (www.lifemarinaplanplus.eu) 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

Envision v3 Credit Calculators

ISI is pleased to announce the release of new resources for project teams pursing Envision verification. We have launched a series of four credit calculators for the Envision v3 Rating System. Credit calculators are Excel-based tools that project teams may use to summarize data for specific criteria within a particular credit. The credit calculators are developed by ISI in collaboration with industry subject experts. Use of the credit calculators are optional and complex projects may still need to develop their own methods for responding to specific Envision criteria.

The first series of Envision credit calculators relate to the Resource Allocation subcategory Energy (RA2.x):

  • – RA2.1 Reduce Operational Energy Consumption,
  • – RA2.2 Reduce Construction Energy Consumption,
  • – RA2.3 Use Renewable Energy, and
  • – RA2.4 Commission and Monitor Energy Systems.

The RA2.x credit calculators are now available on your ISI dashboard under Verification Resources.

Our goal is to create credit calculators for all credits in the Envision v3 system where such a calculator would benefit project teams. Based on the credit requirements, ISI has identified 31 credits where such a tool would be of benefit. In the coming months, credit calculators will be released in batches as they are developed and tested in collaboration with industry subject matter experts.

Additional information for project teams:

If submitting one or more of these calculators as part of your Envision verification submission, be sure to convert the Excel spreadsheet to a PDF before uploading.

Note that the credit calculators may form part of the documentation for the credit, but please remember to also submit documentation showing the basis for estimates or achievement of thresholds.

Please send any issues or queries related to the credit calculators to info@sustainableinfrastructure.org, or your ISI point of contact (for registered projects).

 

Starlight Park Phase 2 Project Earns Envision Gold

(Bronx, NY – February 4, 2021)

The NYC Department of Design and Construction (DDC) and NYC Parks announced today that Phase 2 of the project to construct a continuous greenway through Starlight Park in the Bronx has been selected to receive an Envision Gold Award from the Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure (ISI). The project is being managed by DDC for NYC Parks.

The $41 million, multi-staged project is closing a critical gap in the Bronx River Greenway and linking communities that had been isolated by highways and train lines. The first phase of the project was completed in summer 2020, while the second phase is expected to be completed in summer 2022.

Learn more about Starlight Park

ISCI 2021 Call for Submissions

ASCE is seeking submissions for the virtual International Conference on Sustainable Infrastructure Dec 6-9, 2021 program. Submissions are due by March 1. Learn more on how to become part of this important program by visiting https://lnkd.in/e7-DJAj.

ENV SPs are highly encouraged to submit. To learn about the requirements, view the following one-pager.