HDR, a global employee-owned firm providing architecture, engineering, consulting, construction and related services has plans to credential more than 100 employees in the Envision Sustainable Infrastructure Credential Program in the next 12 months, and hundreds more in the next few years.
The Envision Credential Program is an Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure (ISI)-sponsored initiative that provides employees with the training and skills to effectively develop infrastructure projects verified as sustainable. As a web-based tool, it is available to help organizations make more sustainable decisions for planning, design, construction, and maintenance of important civil infrastructure.
“HDR is focused on sustainability as a core philosophy, and we recognize and embrace the potential Envision has to transform the built environment, much as the LEED Green Building Rating System did for the building industry,” said HDR Senior VP and Director of Sustainability, Micahaella Wittmann, in a February 1, 2013 statement to media.
HDR is a member of the ISI Charter Members Club and has submitted the first infrastructure project for Verification using the Envision tool. In addition, the firm has qualified as an ISI contractor for Third Party Verification services, and participates enthusiastically on several ISI technical committees.
“This is what real industry leadership looks like,” said ISI Executive Director, Bill Bertera. “HDR has consistently come forward to publicly support infrastructure that is sustainable, and now they are doing it yet again.”
ISI is a not for profit organization, based in Washington DC. ISI was founded by the American Public Works Association (APWA), the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC), and the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). It operates in strategic alliance with the Zofnass Program for Sustainable Infrastructure in the Graduate School of Design, Harvard University. Learn more ay sustainableinfrastructure.org
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