VHB congratulates seven team members who recently earned their Envision™ Sustainability Professional (ENV SP) credentials. Hannah Beato, Fin Bonset, Cierra Ford, Julie Goldberg, Richard Lewis, Heidi Richards, and Cecelia Walton join more than 50 ENV SPs across our footprint, including team members who are Envision™ Verifiers and/or have been actively verifying projects in the past year, and three Sustainable Infrastructure (ISI)-approved Envision™ trainers.
The Envision™ Rating System was developed by ISI and the Zofnass Program for Sustainable Infrastructure at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design. VHB is a strong proponent of this rating system due to its holistic approach to planning for horizontal infrastructure projects—considering environmental, social, community, and economic factors. VHB strives to incorporate sustainability into the delivery of services and into day-to-day operations and actively encourages our clients to consider using the Envision™ framework for their transportation and infrastructure projects.
In 2012, VHB became a Charter Member of ISI to keep our clients at the forefront of sustainability. The VHB team brings extensive experience and resources devoted to sustainable operations and design concepts. Since 2018, VHB has worked with ISI on an on-call contract as a qualified third-party Verifier team, supporting the review and verification of project submittals. To date, VHB has been assigned as Verifier on five completed infrastructure improvements projects and is stewarding four additional projects through the verification process.
“Sustainability serves as a foundational element of VHB’s practice and an integral part of our approach,” said Ryan Prime, Sustainability Practice Leader. “We are proud of the seven team members who passed the exam and expand our support of the AEC industry, ISI, and our clients in advancing sustainable solutions through the Envision™ verification process.”