On the Road to A Sustainable Infrastructure: Part 1— Deﬁning Our Responsibilities
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.
Originally published by Journal of the New England Water Environment Association (NEWEA)