Sustainable Engineering

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 >>

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.

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 >>

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 >>

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 >>

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 >>