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Sustainability has become a word mentioned across our lives and the industry but isn’t as clearly defined as other terms like efficiency, safety factor or effluent quality.

According to the United Nations Brundtland Commission Report of 1987, “Sustainable development is…development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.”

Its lack of specificity can make...

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The Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure (ISI) recently announced the launch of Envision v3. The updated set of criteria outlines ways to maintain sustainability in both design and construction.

Among the changes in Envision v3:

Increasing the number of credits and points Expanding the scope of credits to include lifecycle economic evaluation, equity and social justice and sustainable community planning Adding new construction-focused credits; Including an explanation of what performance improvement looks like...

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Last fall, Freese and Nichols' Todd Buckingham reinforced the importance of sustainability to an Oklahoma State University senior class.

Todd presented its definition, some implementation strategies and an overview of the Envision Rating System. Todd is one of two Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure (ISI) trainers in Texas and one of 62 in the world.

Freese and Nichols also offered to those in the class a partial reimbursement for the ENV-SP training....

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Congratulations to Amanda Powers, Dallas; David Bennett, San Antonio and Michael McBee, Fort Worth, Transmission and Utilities, who passed the ISI Envision exam to become certified as a Sustainability Professional by the Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure . These three are now trained to use the Envision rating system to address sustainability in design, construction and operation of an infrastructure project.

Freese and Nichols now has 31 employees with the ENV SP certification.

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Join Freese and Nichols on Tuesday, Sept. 1 for the Envision™ Sustainability Professional Credentialing Class. This one-day training course, led by two of Freese and Nichols’ sustainability experts, will prepare participants to take the Envision™ Sustainability Professional (ENV SP) exam. This class will include a detailed look at each of the Envision™ credit categories, application of the Envision™ checklist, and case studies. An overview of the ENV SP examination process will also be...

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Freese and Nichols has pushed the boundaries of sustainability in many areas for decades. From our participation in national sustainability programs to our initiatives in good stewardship of resources, our employees work hard to offer sustainable solutions for our clients’ project and program needs.

In 2012, Freese and Nichols joined the Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure (ISI) as a charter member. ISI is an organization focused on creating and maintaining an infrastructure sustainability rating...

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Freese and Nichols has pushed the boundaries of sustainability in many areas for decades. From our participation in national sustainability programs to our initiatives in good stewardship of resources, here are a few of the ways our employees work hard to offer sustainable solutions for our clients’ project and program needs.

Employees Engaged in Sustainable Programs

Freese and Nichols joined the Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure (ISI) as a charter member in 2012...

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We are proud to announce that we have another ENV SP: Brett Bristow, Urban Planning and Design, Dallas, passed the ISI Envision ™ exam to become certified as a Sustainability Professional by the Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure .

As an ENV SP, Brett is trained to use the Envision ™ rating system to address sustainability in the design, construction, and operation of an infrastructure project.

Brett joins four other employees with this certification:...

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