Michael F. Bloom, P.E. ENV SP was presented with the first Compass Award at the West Houston Association Green Development Forum. Bloom, Environmental Engineer and Sustainability Consultant for R.G. Miller Engineers, was instrumental in aiding WHA’s promotion of the Envision Rating System, a best practices guide on developing and implementing resilient and sustainable infrastructure.
Augustus “Auggie” Campbell, CEO of WHA, had this to say, “WHA appeared at the first meeting of the new Harris County Commissioners Court, asking Judge Hidalgo and the Commissioners to support the Envision program item being proposed by Harris County Engineer John Blount. One WHA member is most responsible for promoting Envision. That member is Michael Bloom”, said Auggie Campbell, CEO of West Houston Association. Jim Russ, Principal at EHRA and WHA Sustainable Infrastructure Committee Chair and Board Member, presented Bloom with the award.
Michael Bloom is a member of West Houston Association’s Sustainable Infrastructure committee, which advocates for the use of sustainable infrastructure concepts through the education of stakeholders and recognition of projects and practices. Sustainable infrastructure enhances the long term economic, social, and environmental outcomes of development and infrastructure within the greater West Houston Association region.
WHA began recognizing members for outstanding service in sustainability with the West Houston Association Compass Award in 2017 via the Sustainability Star Award. Bloom was nominated by West Houston leadership who took note of his service for Envision. Michael Bloom generated the idea for the Envision program and moderated the panel for the Envision Technical Forum in 2016.
WHA hosted two Envision training events last year and will host another training event this year on May 7th.