Webinar - Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure

Blueprint for ENVISION with the NM Dept. of Transportation


Sherri Holliefield, NM DOT

Jerry Paz, Molzen Corbin

Wyatt Kartchner, Molzen Corbin

ENV SP Credential Maintenance hours: 1 Elective hour

Qualification Credentials: RCEP PDH

The I-25/University Avenue Interchange Improvements Project is the first infrastructure project in New Mexico to be awarded an Envision Rating. The purpose of this project was to: add capacity to the I-25 southbound off-ramp at University Avenue; reduce congestion, weaving, and backups onto off-ramps; incorporate roundabouts to improve traffic flow; encourage multi-modal transportation options for cyclists and pedestrians.


Since its inception, sustainability has been a core focus of this project. Sustainability goals, including this project’s pursuit of Envision verification, have been communicated to project and community stakeholders throughout its design and delivery phases. Ultimately, the Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure’s independent, third-party project verification process awarded the project an Envision Silver rating. The rating recognizes the project’s wide-ranging sustainability achievements in improving overall community quality of life, demonstrating leadership in sustainability, using resources efficiently, protecting the environment, and improving climate resilience.

Learning Objectives

  • Review the Envision Silver I-25/University Avenue Interchange Improvements Project
  • Obtain Owner buy-in to using Envision process on a project
  • List the project’s wide-ranging sustainability achievements