An Envision Rating System Approach to Sustainable Infrastructure in Latin America and the Caribbean

This paper presents the results of an investigation of the role project typology has on the performance of infrastructure development in Latin American and the Caribbean (LAC) region. Project typologies analyzed include: energy, transportation, water, and waste. Sustainability performance is based on results obtained from the application of the Envision sustainable infrastructure assessment methodology for 38 projects in the LAC region as part of the Infrastructure 360 awards initiative under the auspices of the Inter-American Development Bank and the Zofnass Program for Sustainable Infrastructure at Harvard University. Correlation of project typology on total Envision results was examined using R3.3.1 software, as well as, direct analysis of success at the Envision category rating level (quality of life, leadership, resource allocation, natural world, and climate and risk). Two main findings were identified: (1) the project typology was found to be one of the main drivers of sustainability performance; and (2) climate and risk resiliency strategies are not being applied to current infrastructure projects in the LAC region.


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  • Media Type: Web
  • Features: References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 12p
  • Monograph Title: International Conference on Sustainable Infrastructure 2017: Methodology

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  • Accession Number: 01683718
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 9780784481196
  • Files: TRIS, ASCE
  • Created Date: Oct 4 2018 4:40PM