The Envision credit categories together address areas of human well-being, mobility, community development, collaboration, planning, economy, materials, energy, water, siting, conservation, ecology, emissions, and resilience. These indicators collectively become the foundation of what constitutes sustainability in infrastructure.
Through its Envision Sustainability Professional (ENV SP) credential, Envision recognizes and brings attention to individuals trained and dedicated to developing more sustainable infrastructure. When used as a self-assessment tool Envision helps practitioners better understand and recognize their project’s contribution to sustainability.
Through an optional process offered by ISI, Envision can also be used to receive third-party verification of a project assessment which gives public recognition to infrastructure projects that make exemplary progress toward sustainability.
Collectively the commitments of public agencies, companies, and universities to use Envision draws needed attention to the value and importance of developing infrastructure more sustainably.
Perhaps most importantly, Envision is a shared platform for effectively collaborating and communicating around the complex concepts and challenges of sustainability, resiliency, and equity. Successful use of the framework in either self-assessments or third-party verifications necessitates collaboration, teamwork, and learning. Envision’s easy-to-understand approach to sustainable infrastructure becomes a tool for facilitating project team collaboration, inter-organizational cooperation, and public engagement and communication.