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Sustainable SITES

GBCI: 0920015300

To be truly sustainable, we must move beyond the building and into our ecosystems to generate high-performing landscapes to support the built environment. Case studies will be presented to help learners gain a better understanding of the SITES v2 rating system, as well as how SITES and LEED are different yet complementary.
Eligible for 1.0 CE HOUR.
  • 1.0 CE

Rating system: v4, SITES v2

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About

The SITES program was developed through  a collaborative, interdisciplinary effort involving the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA), The Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center at The University of Texas at Austin, and the United States Botanic Garden. SITES is modeled after LEED. SITES offers a comprehensive rating system to develop and measure the performance of sustainable landscapes. To be truly sustainable, we must move beyond the building and into our ecosystems to generate high-performing landscapes to support the built environment. Case studies will be presented to help learners gain a better understanding of the SITES v2 rating system, as well as how SITES and LEED are different yet complementary.

Objectives

  1. Understand the intent of the SITES v2 rating system, its general history, and central underlying themes
  2. Become familiar with all sections of the SITES v2 rating system
  3. Discuss the benefits of applying SITES v2 case studies
  4. Identify the main synergies and differences between the LEED and SITES rating systems
Intermediate

Created by

USGBC Arizona
Phoenix, AZ
United States

Leaders

Mary Estes

Principal Norris Design