William Jack Hernandez Sport Fish Hatchery in the News

(November 5, 2013) - The William Jack Hernandez Sport Fish Hatchery in Anchorage, Alaska, has been receiving a lot of press since it became the first project to receive an Envision™ Gold award for sustainable infrastructure.

The Envision sustainable infrastructure rating system, administered by the Institute of Sustainable Infrastructure, is the new standard for sustainable infrastructure. The hatchery combines state-of-the art technology to conserve resources and energy while at the same time revitalizing a brownfield site. The WJHSFH is the largest indoor sport fish hatchery in North America, and was designed and built with sustainability in mind. The Gold Envision award represents significant achievement across 60 sustainability criteria.

The hatchery was the cover story in the October issue of Sustainable Construction magazine. It has also been featured in the May issue of Civil Engineering Magazine published by the American Society of Civil Engineers; the October issue of Alaska Business Monthly and the October issue of APWA Reporter published by American Public Works Association. The hatchery will also be featured in the Water 21 magazine based in the United Kingdom.