Dec 10, 2014

L.A. Department of Public Works is First Government Agency to Accredit 100 Envision Sustainability Professionals

L.A. County Department of Public Works credentials its personnel based on the Envision rating system

Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure, Envision Sustainability Professionals

Following the completion of the Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure's (ISI) Envision training and exam, the new Sustainability Professionals (ENV SP), mostly civil engineers, are now able to implement sustainability ideas and practices, and document accomplishments in projects in conformance with the Envision rating system.

Public Works Director Gail Farber said the accreditation is a significant milestone in L.A. County’s continued commitment to sustainability.

The Department’s commitment was recognized when its Sun Valley Watershed Multi-Benefit Project achieved an Envision Platinum Award from ISI – the highest level attainable in the Envision system.

The Envision sustainable infrastructure rating system provides a holistic framework for evaluating and rating the community or social, environmental and economic benefits of all types of infrastructure projects and measures sustainability through five categories:

  • Quality of Life
  • Leadership
  • Natural World
  • Resource Allocation
  • Climate and Risk