What is Sustainable Infrastructure?

We feel that the United Nations’ Global Commission on Environment and Development came up with a great definition of sustainable development back in 1987: “Development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.” In one sentience it summarized beautifully that we cannot continue to consume such that we are hurting our children and their children’s lives.

This is why all infrastructure needs to be sustainable and resilient. Below we include a couple quick videos — from the Inter-American Development Bank as well as from the Institute for Sustainable Development explaining it graphically.

Our job at Texas Sustainability LLC is to assist infrastructure projects to become as sustainable as possible while remaining within reasonable boundaries. Our focus is Texas because it is our home, it is big, and needs so much infrastructure, but we can help anywhere. Contact us at info@txsustainability.com to discuss.

Below is the official video of the Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure (ISI), which has created a framework called “Envision” that allows projects to achieve varying levels of recognition for their sustainability. We at Texas Sustainability, LLC help document those sustainable aspects of the projects to get them certified as such. It is at once very simple and yet very complex, but a labor of love and, we believe, a great way to make a living.

Part 1: pages 1-50