New York Construction Report staff writer
The East Side Coastal Resiliency (ESCR) Project has received an “Envision Gold Award” for sustainability from the Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure (ISI).
“It is affirmational to be honored for our work to protect New Yorkers from the impacts of climate change,” said Mayor Eric Adams. “In the face of the biggest environmental threat we all face – we will continue to plan ahead, innovate, and get stuff done for New Yorkers.”
ISI developed and manages Envision, a framework that encourages systemic changes in the planning, design and delivery of sustainable and resilient infrastructure through education, training and third-party project verification.
Projects are assessed on sustainability across five categories: Quality of Life, Leadership, Resource Allocation, Natural World and Climate and Resilience. To earn an Envision Gold award, a project must achieve a heightened range of sustainability and resilience outcomes.
In 2021, the Starlight Park Phase 2 project received an Envision Gold Award.