Canada PSL sustainability

The Association of Consulting Engineering Companies (ACEC) Canada commissioned a 2014 report (PDF):

  • To put together a summary of the background to sustainable development and its implications for consulting engineers and their clients,
  • To look at existing systems to measure the sustainability of infrastructure projects and consider their possible use in Canada, and
  • To suggest an approach that would support the ACEC membership in their efforts to execute projects more sustainably.
In reviewing the Project Sustainability Logbook (PSL), the precursor to the Project/Programme Sustainability Logbook (PPSL) system,  the report (PDF) concluded that the PSL "is the only (system) that does not actually rate the project but rather focuses on the intended sustainable benefit of activities and then recounts what actually happened."