The Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure (ISI) announced on April 30, 2015, the formation of the Envision Review Board (ERB) to oversee the ongoing development of ISI’s Envision sustainable infrastructure rating system, initially launched in 2012. The ERB will hold its first meeting during April 30 – May 1, 2015, in Washington, D.C.
The mission of the ERB is to assure the continued integrity and efficacy of ISI’s Envision sustainability rating system and its associated tools, resources, and documents and to provide for consistency in interpretation and development. It will also assure that the ongoing relevant characteristics and associated best practices are conforming to the highest standards of scholarship and practice. “The formation of the ERB is a necessary step in ensuring that future developments are transparent, collaborative, and stakeholder-guided,” said ISI Board of Directors Chair Terry Neimeyer, CEO and Chairman of KCI Technologies.
The 15 members of the ERB were selected from the US and Canada for their knowledge and expertise in the applications of the Envision rating system. They represent a broad cross-section of the industry including private companies, public agencies, universities, and nonprofits. The inaugural ERB includes the following members, who will serve 1-3 year terms:
Timothy J. Barry, O’Brien & Gere
John Eddy, Arup
Lindsey Geiger, American Water Works Association
Andreas Georgoulias, Harvard University
Elizabeth Heider, Skanska
Kari Hewitt, VHB
Marty Janowitz, Stantec
Hal Kassoff, WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff
Floren Poliseo New York City Department of Environmental Protection
Andy Sauer, Burns & McDonnell
Doug Sereno, Port of Long Beach
Andrew Shaw, Black & Veatch
Youn Sim, County of Los Angeles Department of Public Works
Ifetayo Venner, ARCADIS
Michaella Wittmann, HDR
The ERB will also be engaged in the approval of the next version of the Envision rating system when it is developed as well as a new construction module, as part of ensuring that these developments maintain the integrity and objectives of Envision as a whole. In addition, the ERB will address concerns on the future direction of the system.
For more information on the Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure’s Envision sustainable infrastructure rating system, visit the website at www.sustainableinfrastructure.org.
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About ISI Envision:
Envision® is the product of a joint collaboration between ISI, which was founded by three national engineering associations: the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC), and American Public Works Association (APWA), and the Zofnass Program for Sustainable Infrastructure at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design. Information on ISI and Envision can be found on the ISI website, www.sustainableinfrastructure.org.