Sustainability Committee

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Sustainability Committee - Becoming a Sustainable Transportation Professional

Demonstrate to others in your profession or field that you are one of a distinct class of individuals with a comprehensive understanding of sustainable transportation by becoming an STP! More »

Sustainability Committee - A Sustainable Future

Sustainability is taking a strong hold in societies worldwide.  We as civil engineers have an obligation to integrate sustainability in our society and future generations are relying upon our actions.  Please do your part in creating a sustainable future. More »

Sustainability - Rating Systems – Next Steps

Several infrastructure rating systems have been released in the past several years but public works implementation is not widespread in southern California. What can we do to encourage rating the sustainability of our planning, design, construction, and operations/maintenance? More »

President's Message - Sustainability

One of three areas of focus for ASCE is “Sustainability”.  In this article, the ASCE OC President looks at a few new programs that promote sustainability elements in our projects. As Civil Engineers, we have an obligation to our communities to lead the way in sustainable planning, design and construction.  ASCE defines sustainability as “a set of environmental, economic and social conditions in which all of society has the capacity and opportunity to maintain and improve its quality of life indefinitely without degrading the quantity, quality or availability of natural, economic and social resources”.  Simply stated, our planning, design, construction, operation and maintenance of our nation’s infrastructure should include sustainable elements in order to maximize the use of resources. More »

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