On the Road to A Sustainable Infrastructure: Part 2 – Integrating Sustainability in Planning, Design, and Construction
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 second in a three-part series, provides methods and techniques for integrating sustainability during the planning, design, and construction of infrastructure projects. Sustainable approaches are identified for common project phases from inception through design and constructions as well as through its service and retirement. Various techniques to promote sustainability are highlighted such as doing the “right project right,” considering the life cycle, engaging stakeholders, using tools such as LEED and Envision, and incorporating general strategies.
Originally published by Journal of the New England Water Environment Association (NEWEA)