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EBC Infrastructure Program: Understanding the Benefits of the ISI Envision Rating System

October 4, 2018 @ 7:30 am – 9:45 am
Foley Hoag LLP
155 Seaport Blvd
Boston, MA 02110

Like much of the rest of the country, New England faces significant challenges in maintaining and upgrading its infrastructure. Massachusetts alone will require billions of dollars in investments to address the needs of aging infrastructure and a growing population and economy. It’s also knows that the infrastructure build today must meet the needs of future generations and be resilient to changing climate conditions. The Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure’s Envision Rating System offers a framework for ensuring that infrastructure projects designed and constructed today manage risks and create benefits now and into the future.

This EBC Infrastructure program will bring together public project owners and consultants to provide an overview on sustainable infrastructure, the Envision rating system, case studies of its use to date, and some lessons learned.

This will be an invaluable program for project owners and the consultants who work with to design and build any variety of infrastructure projects – roadways, bridges, utilities, water, airports, transit, and more.

Final Agenda – Infrastructure Program – Understanding the Benefits of the ISI Envision Rating System

Presentations are posted to the Presentations section of the EBC website.

This program qualifies as a “user’s choice” one-hour course for the ENV SP credential maintenance program.

General Continuing Education Certificates are awarded by the EBC for this meeting (1.5 training contact hours). Please select this option during registration if you wish to receive a certificate.



Program Chair:

  • Jacob San Antonio, Chair, EBC Infrastructure Committee; Managing Director – Environmental Resources VHB

Speaker Agenda

Introduction to Sustainable Infrastructure and Envision

  • Kari Hewitt, LEED AP, ENV SP, Director of Sustainability, VHB

Following the speaker presentation will be a moderated discussion.

Panel Moderator:

  • Jacob San Antonio, Chair, EBC Infrastructure Committee; Managing Director – Environmental Resources VHB


  • Andrew Brennan, Senior Director for Energy & Environment, MBTA
  • Chris Frano, P.E., ENV SP, Estimator, Skanska
  • Kari Hewitt, LEED AP, ENV SP, Director of Sustainability, VHB


Program Details

Registration, Continental Breakfast: 7:30 a.m. – 8:15 a.m.
Program: 8:15 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.

Attendee List

Matt Alford
Meredith Avery VHB Director Of Natural Sciences
Mike Clark BSC Group Senior Associate
Elizabeth Clark Beals and Thomas Senior Civil Engineer
michael diggin TRC Companies VP
paul fennelly EBC NA
Edward Ionata Tetra Tech Senior Vice President
John Michalak Nitsch Engineering Project Manager
Samuel Moffett TRC Senior Principal
Sean O’Brien BSC Group President and CEO
Mark Pelletier STV Inc. Vice President
Jill Pinsky The Green Engineer Assistant Sustainability Consultant
Stacey Snow ESS Group, Inc. Senior Scientist