Use Envision

Envision was designed to help infrastructure stakeholders implement more sustainable projects. It offers benefits for each category of stakeholder: from owners and design teams, to community and environmental groups, to constructors, regulators, and policymakers.


  • Sets the standard for what constitutes sustainable infrastructure.
  • Incentivizes higher performance goals beyond minimum requirements.
  • Gives recognition to projects that make significant contributions to sustainability.
  • Provides a common language for collaboration and clear communication, both internally and externally.

Envision can and should be used throughout the entire life cycle of a project. However, the earlier Envision is applied the greater the value it can deliver.

The use of Envision can benefit projects in numerous ways including:

  • Long-term viability through increased resiliency and preparedness;
  • Lower costs through management and stakeholder collaboration;
  • Reduced negative impacts on the community and the environment;
  • Potential to save owners money over time through efficiency;
  • Credibility of a third-party rating system; and
  • Increased public confidence and involvement in decision-making.

Envision includes 64 sustainability and resilience indicators, called ‘credits’, organized around five categories: