Sustainable Engineering

January 30, 2015

The Sun Valley Watershed Multi-Benefit Project, in Los Angeles, a first-of-its-kind venture geared to managing storm water for the Sun Valley Watershed, has earned the Envision Platinum Award, the highest level attainable in the Envision…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 >>

December 22, 2014

In another significant advance for the Envision sustainable infrastructure rating system, Skanska, one of the largest construction and development companies in the country, has joined forces with the Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure (ISI) to provide employee training and…Read More >>

December 5, 2014

ASCE’s 1st International Conference on Sustainable Infrastructure was held in Long Beach, California, November 6-8, 2014. The conference had many notable highlights and I thoroughly enjoyed every minute I was there. This commentary was sparked…Read More >>

Onondaga County, NY's comprehensive stormwater management plan has aesthetic as well as environmental benefits, including additional trees and permeable-paved bike paths.
November 13, 2014

Shortly after her election in 2007, Onondaga County Executive Joanie Mahoney proposed a bold solution to address the county’s CSO issues: Rather than building more sewage treatment plants to meet the terms of a consent…Read More >>

October 28, 2014

Sustainability is the most important and most poorly understood problem of the 21st century, according to engineer William A. Wallace, ENV SP, M.ASCE, a noted author and consultant. Consequently, many civil engineers are unknowingly planning, designing and…Read More >>

September 22, 2014

The Tarrant Regional Water District (TRWD) of North Central Texas has earned an Envision Silver award for its Line J, Section 1 Pipeline project, a 2-mile, 108-inch diameter pipeline that delivers water to meet the growing future…Read More >>

June 24, 2014

The large stock of high rise buildings built during the 60s and 70s are nearing their planned retirement. Many would argue that these buildings have many good years ahead and that the notion of a…Read More >>