Alliant Energy wind farms first to receive Envision ratings for sustainability

The Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure (ISI) announced in July that two of Alliant Energy‘s wind farms were verified as meeting the guidelines for sustainable infrastructure. The two projects — Upland Prairie in Everly and English Farms in Montezuma, Iowa — were also the first wind projects ever to achieve the Envision Platinum rating, the highest rating from the Institute.

The Upland Prairie and English Farms wind energy projects were recently evaluated by the Institute using a framework called Envision to measure the projects across economic, social, and environmental indicators. Envision is used by owners to promote informed choices about sustainability and resilience in each phase of an infrastructure project.

OPN Architects designed the service centers for both Upland Prairie and English Farms as well as a third service center in Wisconsin.

Read more about these projects and the award here.