Sustainable Engineering

February 3, 2016

At ASCE’s Sustainability Summit held in January 2016, the message was clear – the world needs civil engineers’ help, and it needs it now. “I call them the holders of the keys,” said Ron Sims,…Read More >>

The Denver Light Rail system is an example of progressive infrastructure, according to Bill Wallace. PHOTO: Jeffrey Beall
January 22, 2016

It’s not difficult to notice that Bill Wallace, ENV SP, M.ASCE, is a man of passion. Listen to him talk for two minutes about the importance of building sustainably in the modern world and it’s…Read More >>

An aerial view of the project. Photo: Port Metro Vancouver
September 30, 2015

For the first time, a transportation project has received the Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure Envision sustainable infrastructure rating system’s Platinum Award. Port Metro Vancouver’s Low Level Road project recently earned the designation from ISI, an…Read More >>

The New York City Department of Environmental Protection’s ongoing $150 million upgrade of the 26th Ward Wastewater Treatment Plant, in Brooklyn, recently earned the Envision sustainable infrastructure rating system's Silver Award. PHOTO: NYC Water
September 8, 2015

A wastewater treatment plant upgrade in Brooklyn, NY, is the seventh infrastructure project in North America to earn an Envision sustainability designation from the Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure, which was co-founded by ASCE. The New…Read More >>

March 9, 2015

The Grand Bend Area Wastewater Treatment Facility, in Ontario, Canada, has earned the Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure (ISI) Envision rating system’s Platinum award, the highest ISI honor a project can receive. The project is the…Read More >>

Anthony Kane
Vice President, R&D
Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure
February 20, 2015

With the creation of the Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure, co-founded by ASCE in 2011, civil engineers finally have a way to measure the sustainability of infrastructure projects.

Casey Dinges interviews Harriet Tregoning (HUD), Joel Beauvais (EPA) and Carlos Monje (DOT), members of the interagency Partnership for Sustainable  Communities
February 13, 2015

Looking 50 years into the future, what will sustainable infrastructure look like?  “It looks different in a number of important ways. It does a lot for its communities,” explained Harriet Tregoning, director of economic resilience…Read More >>

Harriet Tregoning (HUD), Joel Beauvais (EPA) and Carlos Monje (DOT), discuss the vision for the interagency Partnership for Sustainable  Communities
January 16, 2015

How much stronger would our economy be if there were communities where good jobs, quality schools and effective transportation existed all together?  The vision for creating sustainable communities actually borrows some of the best features…Read More >>

December 30, 2014

The Los Angeles County Public Works Department recently became the first government agency in the U.S. to credential 100 of its personnel as Envision Sustainability Professionals (ENV SP), a distinction previously achieved only by large…Read More >>

December 23, 2014

In 2012, ASCE, the Canadian Society for Civil Engineering (CSCE) and the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) signed a formal agreement recognizing that emerging global challenges over the prior decade, including the financial crisis, population migration, and food…Read More >>