Envisioning Sustainable Infrastructure - The Process & The Proof

Date: Thursday, May 06, 2021
Time: 4:00 pm 5:00 pm
Location: Zoom



Envisioning Sustainable Infrastructure: The Process and the Proof

Presented by USGBC-LA and CMAA SoCal Chapter


May 6, 2021

4:00-5:00 pm PT

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With the Federal Government planning to invest stimulus funding into the infrastructure serving our Cities and buildings, the focus will be on ensuring our infrastructure is sustainable and resilient and able to support the economic growth of our Cities and the businesses within them. The Envision rating system is one framework that can be used to assess sustainability and resilience performance in our infrastructure systems. This system is now being used by agencies and other organizations to guide their infrastructure projects and set performance goals that exceed minimum requirements. During this CMAA Sustainability Committee Webinar, attendees will receive an overview of the Envision rating system before learning about the application of Envision through infrastructure case studies from projects within the Southern California region. We will then take a closer look at the City of LA’s First and Broadway (FAB) 2 acre planned park within Downtown Los Angeles. This project is seeking triple certification from ENVISION, SITES and LEED.  

Join this webinar to learn

  • Envision Rating System overview and a case study of First and Broadway Park Project.
  • Understand how Envision and other frameworks can form the basis of a project’s sustainability strategy.
  • Understand synergies and areas of overlap between Envision, LEED and SITES.
  • Evaluate the importance of early and robust collaboration between project stakeholders to promote sustainable outcomes.


4:00 pm Welcome and Introductions
4:10 pm Ben Stapleton - Envision Background and Value-Add
4:20 pm Lorraine Moreno - City of LA’s adoption of Envision and short lessons learned, Case Studies, and future project
4:30 pm Nur Malhis & Seth Strongin - First and Broadway Project
5:00 pm Breakout Groups for Networking




About the Presenters

Nur Malhis, Senior Project Manager / Civil Engineer, City of Los Angeles Engineering-Public Works

Lorraine Moreno, Civil Engineering Associate IV Bureau of Engineering | Department of Public Works, City of Los Angeles

Seth Strongin, Senior Sustainability Consultant, ARUP

EMCEE: Farrah Farzaneh, Director, Facilities Planning, Emergency Management & Construction, San Bernardino CCD

MODERATOR:  Ben Stapleton, Executive Director, USGBC-LA