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SITES Workshop & Project Tour

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Starts On - February 23, 2017 - 8:30am
Ends On - February 23, 2017 - 4:30pm
11311 West Chinden Boulevard
Boise , ID 83714

Register today for a one-day, intensive SITES® rating system workshop hosted by USGBC Idaho and Hewlett Packard on Thursday, Feb. 23 in Boise.

From this workshop, you'll learn how to use the SITES® rating system by leading SITES experts, tour the first registered SITES® project in Idaho, and get the 411 on other potential projects in the Northern Rockies.

Presenters — Danielle Pieranunzi, Program Director, Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center / Melissa Cox, Team Lead, Certification, Green Business Certification Inc. / Will Howard, PLA, ASLA, Co-founder/Principal Landscape Architect, Stack Rock Group

Who should attend? Professionals in ASLA, APA, AIA, USGBC, ULI, Parksmart professionals, turf and ornamental associations, as well as owners and designers of potential projects, municipal and university planning staff, parks department and grounds management professionals, sustainability directors and more. Professionals from nearby states are encouraged to attend this regional workshop.

Learning objectives

  • Describe the benefits that ecosystem services provide
  • Explain the process for regenerative design
  • List SITES® goals and benefits
  • Understand the rating system structure, categories and pre-requisites of SITES®
  • Identify the process for registering a SITES® project for certification

Tentative agenda

Time Session
8:30 a.m. Onsite registration opens
9 a.m.-12:45 p.m. Morning session:
  • Introduction and Welcome - USGBC and HP
  • SITES® Initiative - background, benefits
  • SITES® Rating System - structure, categories, pre-requisites, credits
  • HP Boise Campus project overview and tour
12:45-1:15 p.m. Lunch: Catered courtesy of Hewlett Packard
1:15-4:15 p.m. Afternoon session:
  • Interactive discussion of the HP project and other potential SITES® projects
  • Hands-on help with questions about projects
  • Closing remarks

**Tentative No-host Happy Hour, Venue Pending: 4:30-6 p.m. Location TBD. Attendees are invited to unwind and socialize after the days events.

Additional SITES® resources: SITES® Rating System and Scorecard / "Get to know the SITES® v2 rating system in free online courses" / "Is your project eligible for SITES® certification?"


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This event and project tour is made possible by the generosity of HP Inc., Boise.