How should engineers and builders get involved in their client’s evaluation of sustainable design alternatives? With a range of approaches to consider, how can the lifetime value be measured in a way that helps prioritize options, justify choices and communicate value to all stakeholders? How do new P3 financing models incorporate more sustainable investments? Join ASCE for this presentation from […]

Join this webinar to learn from our experienced panelists.  REGISTER HERE  Civil engineers and site planners are increasingly confronted with too much or too little water. Municipalities and water authorities are seeking new Low Impact Development (LID) techniques to prevent flooding and contamination by capturing and reusing water onsite. But if these new techniques cost more, how can the near-term […]

There are thousands of grade crossings in North America. Each is a safety concern. About every 3 hours a person or vehicle is hit by a train in the US. Roads and railways don’t mix – that is why we have signaled crossings when traffic warrants it. In this post I am going to show you how economic analysis can be linked […]

New LEED Pilot Credit for TBL Analysis

We’re very pleased to announce that the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) has approved a new Pilot Credit – Informing Design Using Triple Bottom Line Analysis – for projects seeking certification under the LEED Green Building Rating System™.  The intent of this pilot credit is to demonstrate the monetized triple bottom line (TBL) i.e. financial, social, and environmental value of […]

Autocase for Sustainable Buildings

Sustainable building design gives landlords a double benefit – LEED and Energy Star certification increases occupancy as well as the rental rate vs non-certified buildings. Autocase for Sustainable Buildings (coming in beta at Greenbuild in October) has used information from three studies of almost 17,000 buildings (LEED and Energy Star or their comparators). “The evidence indicates that ‘green’ buildings achieve […]