Infrastructure Sustainability Council—Development of IS Essentials

Taking the IS rating scheme version 2.1 and redeveloping it to suit smaller projects

Project

IS Essentials will offer projects with a capital value of $5-$100 million a scheme to identify, measure and deliver economic, social and environmental sustainability outcomes in design and construction.

The challenge for the Infrastructure Sustainability Council (ISC) has been its rapid organisational growth and need to advance multiple agendas simultaneously. For IS Essentials, ISC elected to draw on the external assistance of a trusted partner.

Solution

Losee Consulting is helping develop the scheme, grappling with its enormous detail. Our scope has included:

  • Review of credit criteria and requirements from version 2.1
  • Adjustment of criteria to suit smaller projects
  • Liaison with ISC’s Internal Technical Panel (ITP)
  • Preparation of the materiality assessment and scorecard mechanisms
  • Preparation of the Technical Manual
  • Preparation of supplementary materials to make it easier for smaller projects.

Thus far, we have been able to help keep this initiative progressing, and we continue to push, with ISC, for its completion and release to the market.

Services

Rating tool development

Location

Developed remotely in Brisbane

Dates

2021 to 2022

Asset type

Infrastructure

Industry

Industry association

Certifications

Development of certification scheme

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