Why It Matters

Envision helps individuals play important roles in creating sustainable infrastructure

Envision is an indispensable tool that can be used for infrastructure projects of all types, sizes, complexities, and locations. It provides valuable insights that help the project design team achieve higher levels of sustainability at each step of the process—from assessing costs and benefits over the project lifecycle to evaluating environmental benefits and using outcome-based objectives.

Envision also allows individuals to increase the level of personal impact they can have on projects’ sustainability—and in the process, increase their value to not only their organization but their broader community as well. They also have the opportunity, once they have been trained in the use of Envision, to be credentialed by ISI as an Envision Sustainability Professional (ENV SP), an indication of their commitment to excellence in their profession.

Our nonprofit organization offers the unique Envision resource at no cost to practitioners, along with options for expert training and credentialing, as well as opportunities for project verification and awards.

Benefits for users and other stakeholders

One of the keys to Envision’s impact is that it provides a shared, transparent framework for conceiving and planning sustainable infrastructure projects. Its flexible design allows it to function either independently or alongside other sustainability planning and rating systems, including USGBC LEED and various “black box” solutions.

Envision also helps infrastructure owners and designers engage more meaningfully with members of the public and other stakeholder groups. Its comprehensive scope helps ensure that all appropriate aspects of a project are considered, while its plain language descriptions increase public understanding of challenging concepts.


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