The Infrastructure Sustainability Council of Australia (ISCA) has appointed MEFL’s CEO, Alison Rowe, as Chair of its Board. ISCA is the peak body for sustainable infrastructure in Australia and New Zealand. It is a member-based, not-for-profit organisation that advances sustainability outcomes in infrastructure. The principal means by which ISCA advances sustainability is through the IS rating scheme, a third-party assured, performance-based reporting framework for design, construction and operation of assets. ISCA’s members include large construction contractors, consultants, government transport authorities, peak bodies and councils.
Previous Chair ‘delighted’
Alison replaces long-serving Chair David Singleton AM, who stepped down as Chair at the Annual General Meeting on 14 November. David welcomed Alison to the position, saying, “With a strong focus on developing relationships and establishing clear accountabilities, Alison understands how to drive transformational change. A dual strategy of advocacy, governance and collaboration is required. I couldn’t be more delighted with my successor.”
Alison is looking forward to her position as Chair on the ISCA Board and thanks her predecessor. “David has left some big shoes to fill and I am honoured to be given the opportunity to help lead ISCA into delivering and driving long-term impacts for people and planet through sustainable infrastructure”.
Emissions from infrastructure
The infrastructure industry is responsible for more than 50% of Australia’s green-house gas emissions. ISCA enables sustainability in infrastructure through a third-party rating program, training and knowledge sharing and creating a community of practice around sustainable infrastructure. To date, more than $100 billion in infrastructure projects is engaged in the IS rating scheme across Australia and New Zealand. Collectively IS rated projects have saved enough energy to power the households of Brisbane for a year, diverted waste equivalent to the household waste of Dunedin for two years and saved enough water to fill 67,000 Olympic swimming pools.