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Sustainable SITES Workshop

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Starts On - September 11, 2017 - 8:30am
Ends On - September 11, 2017 - 1:00pm
1900 South State College Boulevard #200, Training Room
Anaheim , CA 92806

Learn about the SITES rating system in this half-day workshop at Turner Construction Company in Anaheim, California.

SITES is used by landscape architects, designers, engineers, architects, developers, policy-makers and others to align land development and management with innovative sustainable design.

Land is a crucial component of the built environment and can be planned, designed, developed and maintained to protect and enhance the benefits we derive from healthy functioning landscapes. SITES helps create ecologically resilient communities and benefits the environment, property owners, and local and regional communities and economies.

Administered by Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI), SITES offers a comprehensive rating system designed to distinguish sustainable landscapes, measure their performance and elevate their value. SITES certification is for development projects located on sites with or without buildings — ranging from national parks to corporate campuses, streetscapes to homes and more.


  • 8:30 a.m. — Building opens
  • 9 a.m. — Session begins
    • Introduction and Welcome - USGBC
    • SITES® Initiative - background, benefits
    • SITES® Rating System - structure, categories, pre-requisites, credits
    • Hypothetical project analysis
  • 1 p.m. — Session concludes

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