Sustainability Leadership

Gary Paradoski
Sustainability Co-Chair

Kirsten Mawhinney
Sustainability Co-Chair

Sustainability Group

Illinois Section ASCE is dedicated to facilitating the tools and resources for engineers to maintain and improve our quality of life without degrading the quantity, quality or availability of natural, economic, and social resources by: ·

  • Applying sustainable principles into the daily practice of planning, design, and construction
  • Incorporating triple bottom-line environmental, economic, and social benefits into individual projects
  • Leveraging resources and insight from engineering professionals, organizations, and rating systems

Infrastructure Rating System
Illinois Section ASCE encourages the use of the Envision® Sustainable Infrastructure Rating System, which was developed in joint collaboration between the Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure (ISI) and the Zofnass Program for Sustainable Infrastructure at the Harvard Graduate School of Design. ISI was founded by the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), American Public Works Association (APWA), and American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC). Envision® evaluates, directs, and gives recognition to infrastructure projects that use transformational, collaborative approaches to assess the sustainability indicators over the course of the project’s life cycle. Click here to learn more.

About Envision®
Envision® Blog
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ASCE Sustainability Conference
Illinois Section ASCE hosts an annual half-day conference about practical approaches to applying sustainable principles to infrastructure projects, cost-benefit analyses, and the design-decision process. Learn about topics such as Water, Waste, Transportation, Landscape, and Energy.

Envision® Certification Training
Illinois Section ASCE hosts an annual certification training for professionals to become qualified in the use of Envision® so they can guide individual infrastructure projects to a successful level of sustainability. The workshop is accredited and led in-person by an ISI approved Trainer.

Sustainability Committee

Illinois Section ASCE Sustainability Committee schedules regular conference calls and occasional meetings to discuss and plan initiatives, educational programming, awards, and outreach efforts. Please email to learn more or to be added to the group.

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