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On the Road to A Sustainable Infrastructure: Part 1— Defining Our Responsibilities

Sustainable principles in balance create a three-legged stool often referred to as the “Triple Bottom Line”

Co-authored by:
WAYNE BATES, PhD, PE, ENV SP, Tighe & Bond, Westwood, Massachusetts
COURTNEY EATON, PE, ENV SP, Kleinfelder, Westborough, Massachusetts
MEREDITH ZONA, PE, LEED AP BD+C, Stantec, Burlington, Massachusetts

This article, the first of a three-part series, introduces the need to incorporate sustainability into infrastructure design. We begin with how sustainability is defined and why it is important to include its three responsibilities—social well-being, environmental stewardship, and economic prosperity—into decision-making and design for infrastructure projects. Highlights of NEWEA’s sustainability survey conducted earlier in 2019 are also presented.

Read the article here.

Originally published by Journal of the New England Water Environment Association (NEWEA)