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HDR makes credential commitment to ISI Envision rating system

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure (ISI) announced that HDR plans to credential more than 100 employees in ISI’s Envision Sustainable Infrastructure Credential Program in the next 12 months, and hundreds more in the next few years. HDR is a member of the ISI Charter Members Club and has submitted the first infrastructure project for Verification using the Envision tool. In addition, the firm has qualified as an ISI contractor for Third Party Verification services, and participates on several ISI technical committees.

“HDR is focused on sustainability as a core philosophy, and we recognize and embrace the potential Envision has to transform the built environment, much as the LEED Green Building Rating System did for the building industry,” said HDR Senior Vice President and Director of Sustainability, Micahaella Wittmann.

The Envision Credential Program is an ISI-sponsored initiative that provides employees of both private- and public-sector organizations with the training and skills to effectively use Envision to develop infrastructure projects that are then verified sustainable. As a web-based tool, it is available in the public domain to help both public- and private-sector organizations make more sustainable decisions with respect to the planning, design, construction, and maintenance of important civil infrastructure.

“This is what real industry leadership looks like,” said ISI Executive Director, Bill Bertera. “HDR has consistently come forward to publicly support infrastructure that is sustainable, and now they are doing it yet again.”

“Sustainable infrastructure is good for business and good for the public interest,” Wittmann added. “The Envision Rating System is applicable to a wide range of our clients and projects, and we are discussing registration with several other clients interested in the program.” As part of this commitment, HDR has developed a comprehensive in-house training program to educate HDR staff in the use of Envision and its application to HDR projects, as well as to prepare them to take the Envision credentialing examination.