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Wednesday, September 14 • 1:30pm - 2:15pm
Envision and the Raodmap to Maximizing the Credits in Pipline Applications

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Infrastructure is long lived. The water treatment plants and pipelines we build today have design lives often in excess of 50 or 75 years. This means that the infrastructure we are building today will establish the energy, water and materials efficiencies, and ecosystem impacts for decades to come. Therefore, whatever we build today, we better get it right. We must do the best we can with existing technologies, designing and delivering the most resource and energy conserving infrastructure within the limits of budgets and priorities. In addition, the efficiency and effectiveness of infrastructure depends not only on its intrinsic design, but on how that design integrates and functions for the community in which it resides. It is no longer enough that infrastructure work, that it be constructed on time and within budget, or even that it last. It now must be sustainable. Envision™ is designed to do more than simply rate and rank projects in the built environment. It is designed as a template for planning, designing and constructing projects that contribute to the reduction of our environmental footprint while not diminishing our overall quality of life. At the same time, it helps engineers and utilities to take into account the changes in operating conditions in ways that ensure the project will perform as specified over the entire design life. The Envision™ sustainable infrastructure rating system is an objective framework of criteria and performance achievements. It is designed to help users identify ways in which sustainable approaches can be used to plan, design, construct and operate infrastructure projects. The goal is to improve the sustainable performance of infrastructure projects in terms of not only the technical performance but also from a social, environmental and economic perspective./ Envision™ provides an opportunity for infrastructure owners and designers to provide higher performing solutions by using a Lifecycle approach, by working with communities, and by using a restorative approach to infrastructure projects./ This presentation focuses on the benefits of utilizing Envision™ guidelines on pipeline projects to maximize sustainability, minimize environmental impact while lowering operating and maintenance costs.

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Wednesday September 14, 2016 1:30pm - 2:15pm MDT
Sunbrook B

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