GC Signs on for Sustainable Infrastructure

Skanska’s project development and construction group announced it has joined the Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure (ISI) as a charter member and is one of the first full-service contractors and developers to do so. Skanska joins a group of progressive engineers, designers and experts seeking to align the delivery of heavy civil infrastructure projects with efforts to ensure the social, economic and environmental sustainability of the communities where they are built.

ISI is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization, structured to develop and maintain a sustainability rating system for civil infrastructure. That system – Envision – is a collaboration between ISI in Washington, D.C. and the Zofnass Program for Sustainable Infrastructure at the Graduate School of Design at Harvard University.

“Partnering with ISI to promote sustainable infrastructure is a way to reinforce Skanska’s view that construction ultimately should contribute to healthy, thriving communities,” said incoming Skanska USA President and CEO Richard Cavallaro. “Our support of ISI is a way to declare that no matter what you are building – from a hospital to the highway that gets you there – it can be built green.”