ISI would like to take the opportunity to recognize the newest members of the Envision Review Board: Margaret Cederoth (California High-Speed Rail), Silvia Ciraci (ICMQ), Erika Jozwiak (New York City Mayor’s Office of Resiliency), Scott Smith (Metrolinx), and Sofia Zuberbuhler-Yafar (New York City Department of Design and Construction). You can learn more about them and their journey as sustainability leaders in the bios below.
ISI would also like to express our deepest gratitude to the Envision Review Board members who completed their terms at the end of 2019 after serving with distinction for five years; Timothy Barry (Ramboll), John Eddy (Arup), Kari Hewitt (Kim Lundgren Associates), Andrew Shaw (Black and Veatch), and Andrew Sauer (Burns & McDonnell).
Originally created in, 2015 the Envision Review Board is comprised of industry-leading infrastructure professionals representing public agencies, private companies, and general interest groups. The mission of the Envision Review Board is to ensure the continued integrity and efficacy of Envision and its associated tools, resources, and documents; to provide for consistency in interpretation and development; and to assure the ongoing relevance of the tool and its associated best practices to the highest standards of scholarship and practice. In this way, Envision is a tool created and overseen by the infrastructure industry itself.
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Margaret Cederoth is an urban planner with two decades of experience working in sustainable infrastructure and land use and transportation planning throughout the US and globally. Ms Cederoth was appointed by Governor Newsom in 2019 to be the Director of Planning and Sustainability for the California High-Speed Rail Authority. She previously led sustainability work for the Authority, and as a consultant she oversaw corporate sustainability initiatives for WSP USA, including their commitment to carbon neutral operations and the development of training and tools for implementing sustainability approaches on a range of infrastructure projects. She has a Masters of Urban and Regional Planning from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.
Silvia Ciraci graduated as a Building Engineer in 2008. She started her career as a consultant specialized in Safety and Quality Management Systems. Since 2013 she has been with ICMQ S.p.A as their Quality and Product Certification Project Manager, gaining field experience on construction sites. In 2014 she qualified as a LEED Green Associate and Envision Sustainability Professional. She is currently Manager of Infrastructure Sustainability Certification services at ICMQ, acting also as an Envision Trainer, Verifier and Reviewer for the application of Envision on Italian projects.
Erika Jozwiak is a Program Manager for Infrastructure at the NYC Mayor’s Office of Resiliency. Prior to this role, she was Sustainability Section Chief of the Engineering, Design & Construction Bureau at NYC Department of Environmental Protection. At DEP she was responsible for incorporating the tenants of sustainability into the $18.1B 10-year capital plan and ensuring compliance with all relevant sustainability regulations. She seeks to advance the holistic long-term sustainability of NYC’s critical infrastructure. Erika has a degree in Environmental Science from Franklin & Marshall College.
Scott Smith has 12 years of public agency experience in sustainable design and environmental management. His experience spans local and provincial government agencies in Ontario, Canada, with a focus on the interdisciplinary environmental review of municipal infrastructure projects through environmental assessment and regulatory processes. In his current role, Scott is responsible for advancing sustainability in the design of bus and rail assets for regional transportation in the greater Toronto and Hamilton area. As his master’s degree thesis, Scott assessed the potential for the use of Envision by public agencies in the sustainability certification of road projects in Ontario. Scott has been an Envision Sustainability Professional since 2016.
Sofía Zuberbühler-Yafar is Program Director for the Sustainable Infrastructure Unit with the New York City Department of Design and Construction. She manages design contracts and ensures the on-time delivery of NYC’s Department Environmental Protection’s various multi-million-dollar city-wide green infrastructure contracts. Currently she is integrating sustainable design measures and goals within the agency standards and contracts. Sofia is the only NYC public agency certified ENV SP Trainer and is preparing fellow colleagues to become ENV SPs.
Mrs. Zuberbuhler-Yafar is a licensed Landscape Architect with a graduate degree in Urban Design and over 19 years of varied experience including urban planning with the NYC Department of City Planning and landscape architecture design in the private realm. She resides in New York City with her family and enjoys traveling.