To date, over 2,000 people have earned the Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure’s Envision Sustainability Professional (ENV SP) credential through the online training and exam.
Now, the Institute has developed a new in-person “ISI Trainer” program to provide increased access to high quality ENV SP accreditation training. Trainers who complete the ISI course are the only individuals authorized to facilitate in-person ENV SP accreditation workshops, which qualifies participants to take the online ENV SP credentialing exam.
ISI President and CEO Bill Bertera says the program is a response to growing demand for in-person accreditation workshops as an alternative to the popular online training. “There is also a demand for in-person accreditation training,” Bertera says, “particularly from public agencies that want the training to come to them, so their key people can work together to use Envision as a tool to help them analyze and evaluate the levels of economic, environmental, and social aspects of their infrastructure projects.”
Twenty-five people participated in the first ISI Trainer course, which took place in Watertown, MA, in late April. These ISI Trainers represent 21 of ISI’s Charter Member companies. To contact an ISI Trainer near you or to host an accreditation training workshop, use the ENV SP Directory.
The Envision sustainable infrastructure rating system is a comprehensive planning and design guide that helps infrastructure owners and designers meet sustainability goals and address projects’ lifecycle economic, social and economic aspects. This tool can be used to guide decisions about investment of scarce resources and to address community and environmental priorities on all types of civil infrastructure.
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.