King County, Washington to Try New Envision Rating System for Infrastructure
King County invests hundreds of millions each year on major infrastructure for transportation and waste disposal. Incorporating sustainable development principles into these projects has long been a priority for county leadership. But until recently, sustainable development tools and green rating systems weren’t readily available for civil infrastructure projects.
The Envision rating system aims to change all that.
King County will be one of the first agencies in Washington to try out the new rating system on an upcoming pump station project in Bellevue. King County’s Wastewater Treatment Division will pilot Envision on its Sunset and Heathfield pump stations and force main upgrade project — a major retrofit of two pump stations in southeast Bellevue, as well as the pipe that conveys wastewater from those stations.
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