The West Houston Association hosted its first ever Envision Credential Maintenance course – seven hours of live, virtual, facilitated continuing education in partnership with the Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure (ISI). These continuing education courses are called “Credential Maintenance Hours” and are required for an ENV-SP certified professional to maintain credentialing.
This class, offered only to those with the ENV-SP credential, happened on May 6th, 2021 in the Zoom environment. Instructed by WHA Compass Award winner Michael Bloom PE, CFM, ENV-SP, BCEE, Sustainability Practice Manager for R.G. Miller Engineers and the WHA Education and Workforce Committee Vice Chair, Liz Parent PE, CFM, ENV-SP, Principal at 5engineering. The course included information on the latest sustainability practices, new approaches, innovations and issues relevant to sustainable infrastructure.
According to the ISI, the Envision Framework is “recognized as a highly credible approach to sustainable infrastructure”. The Envision credential increases personal marketability for professionals and provides a valuable return on investment for organizations that deliver infrastructure projects. As of 2021, the WHA has helped over 58 professionals earn certification.
This Envision course continues a multi-year partnership between WHA and ISI to bring the Envision framework to the greater Houston region. An Envision Certification Course is planned for Fall 2021.