Choose one existing public capital improvement project (CIP). Most counties and cities will have a website that describes their ongoing CIPs. Examples are below:
King County, WA: http://www.kingcounty.gov/environment/wtd/Construction.aspx
Maricopa County, AZ: http://fcd.maricopa.gov/projects/ppm/cip.aspx (download the CIP Book at right)
Depending on the government and/or agency that you choose, CIP information will be available in several places including, project website, community planning/update meeting minutes, Environmental Impact Statements, CIP budgets and approval documents, etc.
Choose one or two credits within a rating system. The rating systems we reviewed in class include LEED v4 for neighborhoods, the EnvisionTM checklist, and an example custom checklist from King County, WA.
Your assignment is to write one page summarizing describing your proposed idea for improving the CIP and how this idea can achieve one or two credits. You should NOT write about how the CIP currently is achieving said credit, you should be creative and write about a new idea for improving on the infrastructure project.
• Paragraph 1 should briefly summarize the CIP you’ve chosen (don’t forget references!).
• Somewhere in the document, be sure to identify the credit and rating system you’ve chosen (don’t forget references!)
• The remainder of your paragraphs should describe your idea for sustainable infrastructure improvement and how this idea achieves one or two of the rating systems’ sustainability credits.