b'46 PHL ENVIRONMENTALPhiladelphia Intl Follows Envision Program for Major Taxiway Rehab BY SEAN OKEEFEPhiladelphia International Airportshipping demands. Creative thinking isat PHL and PNE that cost more than $2 (PHL) has embarked on anrequired in everything we do. million must be Envision-certified.initiative to calibrate and quantifyAs a division of the city of Philadelphia,The program, now in its third iteration, the impacts of sustainable design andPHL operates within a broader agendais managed and administered by the construction throughout its facilities. Usingthan some other airports. PhiladelphiaInstitute for Sustainable Infrastructure. It a formalized framework for assessinghas made a huge commitment towas originally developed in collaboration sustainability, resiliency and equity in civilsustainability, and PHL plays an importantwith Harvard Universitys Zofnass Program infrastructure, PHL is contributing to apart in that, Sutanto explains. Right nextfor Sustainable Infrastructure, and the sea change in the way infrastructure isto the river, we need pavements that resistofficial framework was launched in 2012.understood by the people who understandhigh heat. We want to be good neighbors, it best. A major taxiway reconstruction thatEnvision uses 64 sustainability and use fewer resources and achieve zeroresilience indicators to award credits that is currently in the design phase promises towaste by 2035.be a hallmark project.measure a projects performance in five She sees these objectives ascategoriesQuality of Life, Leadership, Airport Engineering Assistant Managerfundamental to doing good business.Resource Allocation, Natural World and Lia Sutanto oversees the design andTo formalize the process during futureClimate and Resilience.construction of everything that isntinfrastructure improvements, PHL and verticalfrom runways and taxiways toQuality of LifeThis category its general aviation sibling, Northeastaddresses a projects impact on its host the parking lots. Its a role she enjoysPhiladelphia Airport (PNE), use the wholeheartedly. and affected communities, from the health Envision certification program.and well-being of individuals to the well-PHL is a relatively older airport. ItsEnvision is a rating system that fills abeing of society as a whole.landlocked between a river and propertiesgap in building-based rating systems by that are difficult to acquire, and builtLeadershipProject teams are most concentrating on horizontal infrastructure,successful if they communicate and partially on marshlands, says Sutanto ofexplains Sutanto, who has been with PHL the constraints. So, its a challenge tocollaborate early, involve a wide variety of for seven years and in civil engineering forparticipants, and take a long-term, holistic grow or expand to meet passenger andnearly 25. All airfield and landside projects view of the project.October 2022AirportImprovement.com'