Sustainable Engineering

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February 16, 2017

Now more than ever, our power infrastructure is at risk. Significant power outages have risen from 76 in 2007 to 307 in 2011 largely due to aging and underfunded infrastructure equipment and systems. ASCE’s Report…Read More >>

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February 13, 2017

The Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure (ISI) awarded the I-4 Ultimate Improvement Project in central Florida with the Envision Platinum for its 21-mile reconstruction project. This is the first project in Florida to receive recognition from…Read More >>

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Ohio River Bridge aerial view (Photo Courtesy WVB East End Partners)
December 5, 2016

The Ohio River Bridge–East End Crossing (ORB-EEC) project, a long-planned collaboration between Indiana and Kentucky, earned the Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure (ISI) Envision Platinum award. When completed, the ORB-EEC project will address cross-river mobility challenges…Read More >>

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November 16, 2016

As recent Envision-designated projects have shown, the possibilities for sustainability in civil engineering are endless. Whether it’s a streetcar that can sustainably connect communities or a park that uses art to recycle pond water, Envision…Read More >>

November 9, 2016

The Beaufort-Jasper Water and Sewer Authority’s (BJWSA) Hardeeville Water Reclamation Facility (HWRF) expansion project received the Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure (ISI) Envision Bronze award. The project is the first to win an Envision award in…Read More >>

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October 13, 2016

The Kansas City Middle Blue River Green Infrastructure projects in Kansas City, MO, received the Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure (ISI) Envision Platinum award. The projects are the 20th to get an Envision award since the…Read More >>

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September 22, 2016

The Kansas City Streetcar Project in Kansas City, MO, earned the Envision Platinum award for sustainable infrastructure from the Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure. It is the first transit project, the first streetcar project, and the…Read More >>

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Hawaii's Kunia Country Farms provides sustainable locally grown foods to surrounding communities
August 29, 2016

Hawaii’s Kunia Country Farms project received the Envision rating system’s Gold award from the Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure (ISI). The previous 17 Envision awards were given to public projects throughout the country, making the Kunia…Read More >>

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The T.F. Green Airport in Rhode Island  is in the process of extending its Runway 5 with sustainable practices.
August 24, 2016

The Providence’s Runway 5 Extension at T.F. Green Airport (PVD) received the Envision rating system’s Gold award from the Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure (ISI). The project is the 16th overall Envision-rated project and first project…Read More >>

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Younger Members gather in Washington D.C. to refine skills and contribute new ideas at 2016 Younger Member Leadership Symposium
August 18, 2016

Challenging your mother’s advice is never a sound idea. Her advice to never ride your bike in the middle of the road or to drink from a mud puddle saved you a trip or two…Read More >>