Sustainable Energy Infrastructure Design

Identify, plan and design urban sustainable energy-efficient public infrastructure.



Competency Area

Sustainable Development


Understands urban policy context for sustainable infrastructure design

Understands the role of infrastructure in helping cities to become greener

Understand infrastructure as an economic, social and political entity, and its relationship with the natural ecosystem

Understands framework that generates a distribution of cumulative urban planning sustainability impacts throughout the lifecycle of an infrastructure system

Identifies and analyses the relation of urban infrastructure with development goals such as land use, economic development, investment, poverty reduction, etc.

Aware of rapid energy efficiency, waste management, water conservation and recycling, green spaces, transportation and biodiversity protection assessments strategies of the infrastructure sector

Understands zoning law enables sustainable energy infrastructure development

Applies context to existing practices

Understands the role and capacity of local, state and federal institutions in executing climate change policies

Understands creation of sustainability-focused tools for the infrastructure sector that can be classified as (1) knowledge-based methods (2) rating schema or (3) performance-based tools

Aware of technical and program management skills, tools and knowledge on the “how” of identifying sustainable energy infrastructure programs in public infrastructure

Understands feasibility and limitations

Applies innovative models and mechanisms for financing urban infrastructure to deliver good services and to improve the green performance of cities

Understands the limitations of a comprehensive, performance-based approach (for local institutions, government officials, private firms engaged in building infrastructure and their employees) to sustainability-focused design

Establishes and maintains effective energy management systems for monitoring and controlling energy use

Manages the administrative needs for energy certification procedures for existing and upcoming infrastructure projects

Understands and incorporates the role of non-governmental sustainability stakeholders in promoting sustainable infrastructure

Oversees mandatory energy audits for existing infrastructure

Designs sustainable infrastructure program

Designs policy solutions using sustainability-focused tools for the infrastructure sector

Drafts the comparison between two infrastructure design scenarios (status quo versus a sustainable alternative) using modeled benchmarks and empirical benchmarks

Incorporates measures for “socially responsible financing” to incentivize the transition

Aware of sustainability-related innovations in infrastructure planning, design, construction, operation, and maintenance

Designs policy based on Energy Conservation Building Code (ECBC, 2017)

Contributes to global sustainable infrastructure design goals

Incorporates sustainability-related innovations either as retrofitting or by planning, designing, construction, operation of new infrastructure

Develops integrated approaches to sustainable infrastructure in support of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

Approves energy certifications and represents at awards for National Energy Conservation

Participates in international collaborations on Efficient Energy Programmes