GHD’s LaFever takes chair on ISI Board

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Howard LaFever, a Board Certified Environmental Engineer (BCEE) from global engineering, architecture and environmental consulting company GHD, has been appointed to chair the nine-member board of directors of the newly-formed Institute of Sustainable Infrastructure (ISI).

Holding 42 years’ experience and based in GHD’s Cazenovia, New York operations, Howard was appointed chair at a press briefing on April 4th in Washington DC at the National Press Club.

ISI is an independent, non-profit organization formed by the American Public Works Association, American Society of Civil Engineers and American Council of Engineering Companies in February 2011, whose purpose was to create a sustainable infrastructure project rating system and credential program to enhance the sustainability of the USA’s horizontal[1] infrastructure.

The ISI’s new rating system called ‘Envision™’ allows owners, operators, designers, and builders to rate the infrastructure’s sustainability, at any point in the lifecycle, in a manner that is understandable, easy to use, and affordable. The rating system provides guidance to engineers and public works practitioners to plan and deliver infrastructure solutions that achieve higher levels of sustainable performance in the community and environment while being responsible stewards of public and private spending.

On his appointment, Howard comments, “I am delighted to be part of this wonderful organization - ISI has grown so much in the first year. We have so far produced a 2nd version of ‘Envision™’ and set-up a credentials program for sustainable professionals, and the development of a sustainable recognition/rating awards program.”

Howard LaFever

Above: Howard LaFever

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[1]Non-building, ie. Civil and public works
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