Public Works Expo 2018

TU34 - Is Resilience… Sustainable?

Aug 28, 2018 4:00pm ‐ Aug 28, 2018 4:50pm


The Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure (ISI) released the Envision rating system in 2012. It is a collection of best practices to help infrastructure professionals make better decisions during the lifecycle of all types of infrastructure. ISI considers resilience as a component of sustainability and defines resilience as the ability to successfully adapt to and/or recover readily from significant disruption. In the updated version of Envision, ISI has significantly expanded the Envision credits in terms of risk management, energy and emissions, climate change, durability and adaptability, recovery and synergies, and sustaining innovation. This presentation will introduce the new Envision v3 resilience credits and provide case study examples.

Learning Objectives: At the conclusion of this session, you will be better able to: 

  • Describe the relationship between sustainability and resilience.
  • Identify how resilience is incorporated into the Envision rating system.
  • Examine the guidance in that the Envision system provides for resiliency.


  • Denise Nelson, PE, ENV SP, LEED AP, CFM, Environmental Engineer, The Berkley Group, Richmond, VA
  • Fairborz M. Tehrani, PhD, PE, Env SP, PMP, SAP, Associate Professor, California State Fresno Lyles College of Engineering

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