Verify a Project

The Envision framework is an effective project planning and design tool. Our independent, third-party project verification and awards program sets out a transparent process to confirm that a project meets the sustainability criteria in the Envision framework.

There are many reasons why projects choose to go through the Envision verification process. An infrastructure owner or regulator may require it. Public agencies may want third-party confirmation of project achievements for the public good. Organizations may use the verification process as a learning tool, a process for accountability, and/or to calibrate their internal project assessments and application of Envision. Agencies and private companies may pursue verification for the public recognition it brings to their commitment to sustainable infrastructure.

Envision verification:

  • Helps to instil community confidence that the project addresses their needs and concerns.
  • Helps to instil ratepayer or tax-payer confidence that their money is being spent in their best interest.
  • Demonstrates the sustainable achievements of the project are recognized and considered noteworthy by an independent, internationally recognized system.
  • Motivates project teams to collaborate to achieve better outcomes.
  • Provides an objective measure of sustainable performance and draws attention to the good work being undertaken.

View and the download the Verification brochure to learn even more about the value of verification.

A high-level summary of the verification process is presented below. For full details on Envision verification (e.g., eligibility requirements, process steps, timelines, and tips for applicants) please review our detailed Guide to Envision Verification for Applicants, which is available in users’ ISI accounts, and consider taking the Applicants Course.