EnvisionTM:The Sustainability Rating System for Public Works Infrastructure
Event Date
Nov 6, 2013
Registration Dates
Sep 16, 2013toOct 31, 2013
Hardywood Park Craft Brewery
2410 Ownby Lane, Richmond, VA
The Sustainability Rating System for Public Works Infrastructure
Workshop and Networking Social

Brought to you by your APWA Mid-Atlantic Chapter
Sustainability Committee

Date: November 6, 2013, Workshop 9:30am to 4pm , Networking Social 4pm to 9pm
: $40 for APWA Members, $60 for Guests
Hardywood Park Craft Brewery, 2410 Ownby Lane, Richmond, VA

Sponsorship Available ($125). Sponsor logos will be printed on promotional materials and the workshop workbooks, and sponsors will be recognized during the event. Sponsors are encouraged to register to attend to discuss their sustainable products and/or services during the networking social.

Workshop Speakers/Facilitators:
• Kelly Mattingly, Town of Blacksburg DPW
• Jeff DuVal, ENV SP, City of Alexandria T&ES
• Jennifer Privette, City of Newport News DPW
• Diane M. Linderman, PE, PWLF, ENV SP, VHB
• Robert Phinney, AIA, PMP, LEED AP, ENV SP, HDR
• JP Semper, PE, LEED AP, ENV SP, Greeley and Hansen
• Denise Nelson, PE, LEED AP, ENV SP, Greeley and Hansen

Description: This workshop will introduce participants to the Envision™ sustainable infrastructure rating system criteria, provide hands-on experience using the rating system, discuss the advantages and challenges of using Envision™ on water utility projects, and give an update on how the system has been implemented over the first year (2012-13). The workshop will include a mix of presentations, group exercises, and panel discussions to prepare attendees for using the rating system. Upon completion, attendees will know how to utilize the EnvisionTM Checklist and full rating system Workbook to aid in sustainable planning and design. The workshop will be followed by a networking social to encourage attendees to network to create a sustainability community of practice for sharing experiences and lessons learned.

Background: Unlike LEED for green buildings, EnvisionTM is applicable to all types of public works infrastructure projects: roads, drainage, pipelines, pump stations, treatment plants, rain gardens, etc. In addition, Envision™ takes a new tack by establishing a holistic framework for evaluating and rating infrastructure projects against the needs and values of the community; ensuring that the true sustainability of tomorrow's infrastructure is addressed by considering the entire life cycle of projects at a systems level.

Resources: Attendees will receive the presentation slides, EnvisionTM Guidance Manual, references to additional resources, information on the training and certification program, and links to social media venues for continued involvement in the EnvisionTM professional community.

Learning objectives: Following the workshop, attendees will be able to:
• Implement the Envision™ Checklist for project assessments.
• Navigate the EnvisionTM rating system for project assessments.
• Determine the applicability and benefits of using the new infrastructure sustainability rating system.

Target audience: This workshop is anticipated to be of high interest and benefit to a broad audience including public works planners, designers, managers, and directors. The topic applies to municipal employees as well as consultants, regulators, scientists, and academics.

No Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites; however, attendees are encouraged to go to ISI’s website (www.sustainableinfrastructure.org) to become familiar with ISI and review the Envision tools. Users can request a free login to access the Envision Checklist, Rating System, and Guidance Manual.

Recommended Hotels in the Area: (ask about shuttle service to Hardywood)

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Richmond Downtown (3 stars)
301 W. Franklin Street, Richmond, Virginia, 23220, USA 1-804-644-9871

Westin (4 stars)
6631 W Broad Street, Richmond VA 23230, USA 1-804-282-8444

Hilton Garden Inn Richmond Downtown (3 stars)
501 East Broad Street, Richmond, Virginia, 23219, USA TEL: 1-804-344-4300

Omni Richmond Hotel (4 stars)
100 S 12th St, Richmond VA 23219, 804-344-7000

The Berkeley Hotel (4 stars)
1200 E Cary St, Richmond VA 23219, (888) 780-4422



Liz Garrett
11712C Jefferson Avenue, 254
Newport News, VA 23606
phone: 757-926-5368
email: liz@associationbuilders.com
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