ENVISION certification is a tool that enables infrastructure projects of different types, sizes, complexity and locations to achieve a high level of sustainability at all stages of project design and construction. Within the scope of the certificate, in addition to the environmental and social benefits of the project throughout its life cycle, cost targets can also be evaluated.
ENVISION certification has 60 sustainability criteria divided into five categories:
Sustainability ratings for infrastructure projects are established through a performance evaluation that scores up to five levels for each credit. Additional points can be earned for innovative performance in each category.
To be able to issue this certificate, which is given by the “Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure (ISI)”, a non-profit voluntary organization, it is necessary to be approved by ISI as Envision Sustainability Professional (ENV SP). In order to become an Envision SP, after taking the trainings given by ISI, it is necessary to pass an exam conducted by ISI.
Envision certification responds to the need for a holistic rating system for sustainable infrastructure design.
Uses proven, best-practice approaches to achieve sustainable, resilient, and equitable infrastructure. Examples include the following: mitigation hierarchy, triple-bottom-line considerations, innovation, higher performance in three dimensions, and lifecycle considerations.
Envision employs a Mitigation Hierarchy that prioritizes the steps needed when building civil infrastructure.
|Geothermal Plants||Potable Water Distribution||Solid Waste Facilities|
|Hydroelectric Power Plants||Treatment Plants||Recycling Facilities|
|Nuclear Power Plants||Storage Centers||Collection and Transfer|
|Refineries||Flood Control Structures||Hazardous Waste|
|Wind||Storm Water Management|
|Biofuel Power Plants|
|Roads/ Highway||Parks/ Campgrounds||İnternet/ Broadband|
|Public Transit||Natural/ Green Infrastructure||Data Centers|
|Ports/ Waterways||Environmental Restoration||Sensors|