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Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure


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Guidance on Logo Use

Logos: Frequently Asked Questions

Envision or ISI — Which one should I use?
We recommend using both the ISI logo AND the Envision logo, which represents the visual identify for its signature sustainability framework and rating system. When space is an issue, one or the other logo may be selected as appropriate.

How can the logos be presented?
Altering the logos colors or proportions, attaching visual elements to the logos, or truncating the logos is not permitted. Consult the detailed ISI Brand Guide for more details.

How much space around the logo is appropriate?
To maintain the visual identity of ISI and Envision, please make sure to include sufficient clear space around their logos. For example:

“About ISI” Boilerplate Text

The following text can be used as a description of ISI:

Full version:

The Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure (ISI) is a nonprofit education and research organization working to advance sustainability in infrastructure through education, training, and third-party project verification. ISI manages the Envision sustainability framework and rating system, which encourages systemic changes in the planning, design, and delivery of sustainable, resilient, and equitable civil infrastructure. Established in 2010 in Washington, DC by the American Public Works Association (APWA), the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), and the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC), ISI then partnered with the Zofnass Program for Sustainable Infrastructure at Harvard University to develop Envision. More information can be found on the ISI website,

Short version:

The Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure (ISI) is an education and research nonprofit (a 501c3) working to advance sustainable, equitable, and resilient infrastructure through the Envision sustainability framework and rating system.

Citing Envision in a Research Paper

The guidance manual for Envision Version 3 reflects the latest iteration of the framework. The user can access the manual at no charge through their free ISI account.

In a research paper, the manual may be referenced using the style below. A specific section of the manual, dealing with a particular credit, can also be cited as one would a chapter in a book or report.

APA Style:
Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure (2018). Envision: Sustainable Infrastructure Framework Guidance Manual.

Chicago Manual of Style:
Note: Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure, Envision: Sustainable Infrastructure Framework Guidance Manual, (Washington, DC: ISI, 2018).

Bibliography: Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure. Envision: Sustainable Infrastructure Framework Guidance Manual. Washington, DC, 2018.

Use of Material from the Manual

As stated in the manual, the content “or any portion thereof may not be reproduced or used in any manner whatsoever without the express written permission of the publisher except for the use of brief quotations.” Inquiries regarding use of photographic material from the manual (i.e., project photos) will typically be referred to the project owner / public agency involved.