These indicators collectively address areas of human wellbeing, mobility, community development, collaboration, planning, economy, materials, energy, water, siting, conservation, ecology, emissions, and resilience. The Envision credits are the foundation of what constitutes sustainability in infrastructure.
Through its Envision Sustainability Professional (ENV SP) credential, Envision recognizes and brings attention to individuals trained in and dedicated to developing more sustainable infrastructure. When used as a self-assessment tool, Envision helps practitioners better understand and recognize their project’s contribution to sustainability.
Envision can also be used to receive third-party verification of a project assessment which gives credible, public recognition to infrastructure projects that make exemplary progress toward sustainability.
The commitments of public agencies, municipalities, private-sector companies, and academic institutions to use Envision draws needed attention to the value and importance of developing infrastructure more sustainably.
Perhaps most importantly, Envision is a shared platform for effectively collaborating and communicating around the complex concepts and challenges of sustainability. Successful use of the framework in either self-assessments or third-party verifications necessitates collaboration, teamwork, and learning. Envision’s easy-to-understand approach to sustainable infrastructure becomes a tool for facilitating project team collaboration, inter-organizational cooperation, and public engagement and communication.