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LD1.1 PROVIDE EFFECTIVE

LD1.1 PROVIDE EFFECTIVE LEADERSHIP AND COMMITMENT INTENT: Provide effective leadership and commitment to achieve project sustainability goals. METRIC: The degree to which the project owner and project team have made general, and project specific, sustainability commitments and instituted sustainability management policies. LEVELS OF ACHIEVEMENT IMPROVED ENHANCED SUPERIOR CONSERVING RESTORATIVE (2) Initial Commitment (5) Strong Commitment (12) “Walking The Talk” (18) Sustainability As as A a Core Value LOA not available (A) The project owner and and lead lead design firm have made clear (A) All key members of of the the project team project (as team described (as described in the credit in (A) All key members of of the the project team (A) All (as key described members in of the the credit project team description) (as described have made in the clear credit commitments team (as to described sustainability the as credit commitments to sustainability as as description) the credit description) have made have clear description) evidenced by: have made clear description) have made clear evidenced by: commitments made clear commitments to sustainability to as commitments to sustainability as commitments to sustainability as • Organizational sustainability policies and reports. evidenced sustainability by: as evidenced by: evidenced by: evidenced by: • • Organizational sustainability • Examples of projects, or initiatives, to improve sustainable policies and and reports. • • Organizational sustainability • Organizational sustainability • Organizational sustainability performance. policies and and reports. policies and reports. policies and reports. • • Examples of of projects, or • Sustainability governance structures. or initiatives, to to improve • • Examples of of projects, or • Examples of projects, or • Examples of projects, or sustainable performance. or initiatives, to to improve sustainable performance. • Sustainability initiatives, to strategies improve embedded into initiatives, their business to improve strategy. • Examples sustainable of awards, performance. memberships and sustainable other recognition. performance. (B) (B) A written written commitment commitment by the (B) • A Sustainability written commitment governance by the owner • and Sustainability project team governance to address owner by the and owner project and project team to address the social, structures environmental, and economic aspects structures of the project. the team social, to address environmental, the social, and • Sustainability strategies • Sustainability strategies economic aspects of the project. Commitments to sustainability are clearly articulated at the project environmental, and economic level embedded in a project into chartering their business session and/or embedded contract documents. into their business aspects of the project. strategy. strategy. • Examples of awards, (C) • Commitments Examples of awards, are supported memberships and other by a memberships sustainability and management other recognition. policy recognition. that is commensurate with the scope, scale, and complexity (B) A written commitment by the (B) of the A written project. commitment by the owner and project team to address owner and project team to address the social, environmental, and the social, environmental, and DESCRIPTION economic aspects of the project. economic aspects of the project. PERFORMANCE IMPROVEMENT Commitments to sustainability are Commitments to sustainability are clearly articulated at the project clearly articulated at the project This credit provides incentives for establishing sound and level credible in a project chartering session level in a project chartering session management and leadership to adequately and competently address and/or issues contract documents. and/or contract documents. (C) Commitments are supported by a sustainability management policy that is commensurate with the scope, scale, and complexity of the project. As project’s advance through the levels of achievement the criteria increasingly assess how deeply sustainability is embedded in the surrounding sustainability in all phases of the project. The community will organizations, and whether project specific commitments and policies are be better served by project teams that are led and managed by people in place. Documentation should become increasingly comprehensive and and organizations that have a strong commitment to the principles of detailed.Many Leadership credits reference the importance of decisionmaking and collaboration within the ‘project team’. The nature of the project sustainability and have demonstrated the ability to effectively incorporate these principles into projects. team will depend on several factors including the project delivery method. EVALUATION CRITERIA AND DOCUMENTATION GUIDANCE What is intended in Envision when referencing the ‘project team’ is to capture Projects are more likely to achieve sustainable outcomes when owners, major decision-makers involved in the project as well as those that act as designers, contractors, and all involved in the project team, make A. To what level and extent have the project owner and the project team primary made public advisors, organizational consultants, or commitments specialists on to behalf improve of decision-makers. strong commitments to achieve sustainability goals. Conversely, project sustainable performance? This will almost always include the project owner, those that act as lead performance is most at risk when sustainability is considered an ‘add-on’ designers (engineers, architects, landscape architects, etc.), and those that or 1. lower Identification priority objective. and description This credit of key assesses members the of degree the project to which team. various manage and execute the project through construction, but ideally would also members 2. Organizational of the project sustainability team have principles committed and policies. to making sustainability a include those responsible for funding, operating, regulating, subconsulting, priority within their respective organizations as well as the project itself. 3. Documentation of the following commitments to sustainability as required for otherwise relevant utilizing level of the achievement: project (e.g. community groups). Those with the a. Recognition of past or ongoing projects, or significant initiatives undertaken, responsibility to improve and sustainable authority to performance implement (e.g. sustainability project write-ups, efforts should awards, or third-party recognition received for sustainable performance coordinate one or them more to areas) ensure their effectiveness. Envision users should take time to review the organizational hierarchy of the project in order to identify at what levels key decisions regarding project sustainability are being made. This will constitute the starting point of defining the ‘project team.’ © 2017 ISI, Inc. 43

EVALUATION b. Sustainability CRITERIA reports, AND preferably DOCUMENTATION either verified GUIDANCE or partially verified by an independent third-party, with clearly expressed targets and associated performance (e.g. Global Reporting Initiative, corporate GHG emissions reduction targets, corporate energy reduction targets, A. To what corporate level and waste extent reduction have targets).Clear the project owner illustration and or the description project team of the made governance public organizational of sustainability commitments within the organizations to improve and clear sustainable demonstration performance? of support and commitment from senior management to sustainability. c. Evidence that the organizations involved in the project have sustainability strategies that are embedded into their business strategy, or 1. Identification and description of key members of the project team. evidence of a clear link between the strategies. 2. Organizational sustainability principles and policies. d. Third-party organizational recognition or commitments related to sustainability (e.g. signatory to the UN Global Compact, listed on the CDP 3. Documentation Climate Performance of the following Leadership commitments Index, listed to sustainability on the Jantzi as Social required Index, for the listed relevant on the level Dow of Jones achievement:. Sustainability Index, etc.) a. Recognition of past or ongoing projects, or significant initiatives undertaken, to improve sustainable performance (e.g. project write-ups, B. Have awards, the project or third-party owner and recognition project received team made for sustainable written commitments performance to in address one or more the social, areas) environmental, and economic aspects of the b. project? Sustainability reports, preferably either verified or partially verified by an independent third-party, with clearly expressed targets and associated performance (e.g. Global Reporting Initiative, corporate GHG emissions reduction targets, corporate energy reduction targets, 1. Letters, council meeting minutes, notes from design meetings. corporate waste reduction targets).Clear illustration or description of the governance of sustainability within the organizations and clear 2. Contract demonstration documents of clearly support articulating and commitment commitments from senior to address management the social, to environmental, sustainability. and economics aspects of the project. 3. Evidence c. Evidence of a chartering, that the organizations value engineering, involved or in other project relevant have design sustainability session that strategies included that key are members embedded of the into project their business team that strategy, clearly express or commitments evidence of to a sustainability. clear link between the strategies. 4. A d. project-specific Third-party organizational sustainability recognition report(s) detailing or commitments how the project related will to achieve sustainability its goals (e.g. and signatory what key to the performance UN Global indicators Compact, will listed be used on the to CDP measure Climate and Performance manage initiatives. Leadership Index, listed on the Jantzi Social Index, listed on the Dow Jones Sustainability Index, etc.) C. B. Have Has the project team owner developed and project a sustainability team made written management commitments policy commensurate to address the with social, the environmental, scope, scale, and and complexity economic of aspects the of project? the project? 1. A Letters, sustainability council management meeting minutes, policy notes that includes from design commitments meetings. to achieving improvements in sustainable performance with clear objectives and 2. targets Contract for documents the project. clearly The policy articulating references commitments project stakeholders, to address the health social, and environmental, safety commitments, and economics environmental aspects commitments, of the project. and social/community commitments. 3. Evidence of a chartering, value engineering, or other relevant design session that included key members of the project team that clearly express DESCRIPTION commitments to sustainability. 4. A project-specific sustainability report(s) detailing how the project will achieve its goals and what key performance indicators will be used to This measure credit provides and manage incentives initiatives.. for establishing sound and credible management and leadership to adequately and competently address issues surrounding sustainability in all phases of the project. The community will be better served by project teams that are led and managed by people and organizations C. Has the project that have team a strong developed commitment a sustainability to the principles management of sustainability policy commensurate and have demonstrated with the the scope, ability scale, to effectively and complexity incorporate of these the principles project? into projects. Projects 1. A sustainability are more likely management to achieve policy sustainable that includes outcomes commitments when owners, to achieving designers, improvements contractors, in sustainable and all involved performance in the project with clear team, objectives make strong and commitments targets for to the achieve project. sustainability The policy references goals. Conversely, project stakeholders, project performance health and is safety most commitments, at risk when sustainability environmental is considered commitments, an and ‘add-on’ social/ or lower priority community objective. commitments. This credit assesses the degree to which various members of the project team have committed to making sustainability a priority within their respective organizations as well as the project itself. PERFORMANCE IMPROVEMENT As project’s advance through the levels of achievement the criteria increasingly assess how deeply sustainability is embedded in the organizations, and whether project specific commitments and policies are in place. Documentation should become increasingly comprehensive and detailed.Many Leadership credits reference the importance of decision-making and collaboration within the ‘project team’. The nature of the project team will depend on several factors including the project delivery method. What is intended in Envision when referencing the ‘project team’ is to capture major decision-makers involved in the project as well as those that act as primary advisors, consultants, or specialists on behalf of decision-makers. This will almost always include the project owner, those that act as lead designers (engineers, architects, landscape architects, etc.), and those that manage and execute the project through construction, but ideally would also include those responsible for funding, operating, regulating, subconsulting, or otherwise utilizing the project (e.g. community groups). Those with the responsibility and authority to implement sustainability efforts should coordinate them to ensure their effectiveness. Envision users should take time to review the organizational hierarchy of the project in order to identify at what levels key decisions regarding project sustainability are being made. This will constitute the starting point of defining the ‘project team’. © 2017 ISI, Inc. 44

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