Miami-Dade Board of County Commissioners Passes Resolution Adopting Use of Envision
On June 6th 2017 the Miami-Dade Board of County Commissioners passed a resolution adopting Envision and “directing the County Mayor to incorporate Envision into the planning, design, construction, and operation of County-funded Infrastructure Projects, where practicable and feasible”. The resolution was sponsored by Commissioner Daniella Levine Cava and indicates it was inspired by the pioneering work of the Department of Water and Sewer. Miami-Dade Water and Sewer had conducted a two-day Envision training course in May 2016 to launch their internal use of Envision.
The Board of County Commissioners also supported the resolution on the grounds that Miami-Dade already has green building requirements for certain buildings but not the types of infrastructure covered under Envision. The resolution indicates that the county is embarking on a historically significant capital construction campaign for civil infrastructure and that, “the Envision rating system should be employed by Miami-Dade County to meet our sustainability goals”.
The resolution not only adopts Envision for County-funded civil infrastructure projects but also “directs the County Mayor or County Mayor’s designee to develop a plan to (1) train the County staff who are responsible for civil infrastructure projects in becoming Envision Sustainability Professional (ENV SP) credentialed and (2) provide incentives for County contractors on civil infrastructure projects to become Envision rating credentialed.” This work is being coordinated with the Miami-Dade County Department of Regulatory and Economic Resources, Office of Resilience.
See the full resolution text here: http://www.miamidade.gov/govaction/matter.asp?matter=171122&file=true&yearFolder=Y2017