Granite joins advisory board to develop infrastructure sustainability rating system

Better Roads Staff | June 7, 2012

Granite Construction Inc. recently joined the Sustainability Infrastructure Advisory Board (SIAB) at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design (GSD) to help develop and promote a rating system to measure the sustainability of infrastructure projects nationwide. This rating system will provide valuable insight to Granite’s customers and project teams by providing a method for evaluating the viability and longevity of sustainable infrastructure projects. SIAB is a part of the Zofnass Program for Sustainable Infrastructure.

“As infrastructure sustainability becomes increasingly important to cities, counties and states, the need for project owners, designers and contractors to implement a recognized rating system has risen to the forefront,” said Geoff Boraston, director of environmental affairs for Granite Construction. “Our involvement with SIAB will support our customers and projects in meeting their sustainability goals.”

Granite was chosen to participate on the advisory board because of its knowledge and experience in leading sustainable infrastructure initiatives. Granite currently maintains one of the only infrastructure sustainability plans in the nation.

“As a leading infrastructure contractor, Granite is a valuable member of our advisory board,” said Dr. Andreas Georgoulias, Harvard GSD faculty and research director of the Zofnass Program for Sustainable Infrastructure. “We are thrilled to have them as a member of our organization.”


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