The Sustainability Technical Committee focuses on sustainability issues in the National Capital Section.
The ASCE and it’s National Capital Section defines SUSTAINABILITY as a set of
- ECONOMIC, and
- SOCIAL conditions...
...the "TRIPLE BOTTOM LINE" - in which all of society has the capacity and opportunity to maintain and improve its quality of life indefinitely, without degrading the quantity, quality or the availability of natural, economic, and social resources. Recognition of the COST OF INACTION is critical to all of our decisions regarding our relationship with the natural and the built-environment.
The American Society of Civil Engineer’s Code of Ethics states:
“Sustainable development is the challenge of meeting human needs for natural resources, industrial products, energy, food, transportation, shelter, and effective waste management while conserving and protecting environmental quality and the natural resource base essential for future development.”
For more information on ASCE's commitment to Sustainability or on upcoming or previous events,
March 2018 - ASCE – National Capital Section
Sustainable Project of the Year
To Be Announced at ASCE-NCS Annual Awards Banquet
Tuesday, March 20, 2018 @ 6:00 PM
Dinner Meeting at Arlington Hilton in Arlington, VA
April 2018 - Annual People, Prosperity and the Planet (P3)
Volunteering opportunities for:
ASCE/ASCE-NCS Sustainability Public Outreach Booth and
Judging of Student Competition for ASCE Development Award
Saturday, April 7, 2018 and Sunday, April 8, 2018
Part of the USA Science and Engineering Festival
at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington D.C.
- May 2018 – Construction Site Tour – Geophysical Union (Net Zero Headquarters)
October 2017 - Dinner Meeting (Sustainability Topic)
- “Regional Off-Shore Wind Production Platforms – Geotech. and other Design and Regulatory Perspectives” Darryl K François and Daniel O’Connell, PE GE, M ASCE represented the Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM), to discuss the engineering design challenges, energy production technologies and ongoing and planned projects in Maryland, Virginia and beyond throughout the shorelines of the United States. They discussed their agency’s mission to manage development of U.S. Outer Continental Shelf energy and mineral resources in an environmentally and economically responsible way.
March 2017 - Sustainability Project of the Year Award:
- The Nutrient Management Facility located in Alexandria, VA has been awarded the 2017 Sustainable Project of the Year by the Sustainability Committee of the American Society of Civil Engineers National Capital Section. The project is owned by Alexandria Renew Enterprises and was designed by CH2M. The Nutrient Management Facility includes 18 million gallons in tank capacity with associated pumps, chemical analysis equipment, and an extensive odor control system. It also includes a lit, regulation athletic field located on top of the process tanks, created as a community amenity