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ACI-NA Hosted Webinar: Envision Sustainable Infrastructure Rating System

Executive Summary: This webinar will present an overview of the Envision Sustainable Infrastructure Rating System and will explore how it can be employed at airports.

Issue:  The Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure (ISI), and the Zofnass Program for Sustainable Infrastructure at Harvard University jointly developed the Envision Sustainable Infrastructure Rating System. The system launched in late 2012 and several projects are currently undergoing certification.  Envision provides a framework for evaluating and rating the community, environmental, and economic benefits of all various infrastructure projects. The system evaluates, grades, and gives recognition to infrastructure projects that use sustainable approaches. 

Envision is one of the many sustainability rating systems available or under development for use at airports, including programs such as LEED and the ACRP 02-28, "Airport Sustainability Practices: Tools for Evaluating, Measuring, and Implementing".  In this webinar ACI-NA members will learn about the program, how it works, how it can be applied to airport projects, and hear from individuals with experience implementing Envision.

Who Is ImpactedAirports in the U.S. and Canada interested in employing sustainability rating systems for airport infrastructure projects.

What ACI-NA is DoingThe ACI-NA Environmental Affairs Committee is hosting this webinar to inform our members about the Envision Sustainability Rating System which may impact the airport industry. This webinar is part of a series of webinars on sustainability issues.

Webinar Details

Envision Sustainable Infrastructure Rating System
Wednesday, May 1st 2013
2:00 – 3:30 PM Eastern Daylight Time

Ryan Spicer, Enterprise Sustainability Programs Manager, Dallas-Ft. Worth International Airport
Cynthia Parker, Environmental Coordinator, City of Phoenix Aviation Department, ACI-NA Sustainability Work group Chair

Paul Manasjan, Director, Environmental Affairs, San Diego International Airport
Bill Bertera, Chief Executive Officer, Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure
Anthony Kane, Research Director, Zofnass Program, Harvard University
Karin Holland, Senior Sustainability Specialist, Haley & Aldrich Inc.
Michael Sanio, American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) participating in Q&A

Logon Details and Instructions:

Any ACI-NA member is welcome to join the webinar.  There is no pre-registration required.  To log-on, simply click on the link below the day of the webinar and sign in as “Guest”. Please enter your FULL NAME in the guest field.  We suggest participants log on 15 minutes in advance of the webinar to ensure your connection works.

Please note, the webinar has an upper limit of 150 participants. For those unable to join the webinar will be recorded for later viewing.
To join the meeting:

  1. Click on this link: http://aci-na.adobeconnect.com/envision/
  2. Logon as a Guest and enter your full name
  3. Enter passcode:  envision
  4. The webinar will offer two audio choices
    • If you would like the webinar to call you, enter your direct line
    • If you would like to dial in, select option #2 and a dialogue box will display the conference call number
  5. The webinar will be recorded

Conference Number(s):

US (Toll): 1-719-457-0613
US (Toll Free): 1-800-689-9374

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Webinar Link: http://aci-na.adobeconnect.com/envision/


Contacts:  If you have any questions about the webinar or how to participate, please contact Katherine Preston, Director of Environmental Affairs at kpreston@aci-na.org