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Walk & Talk (Triangle Branch)

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Starts On - October 18, 2017 - 4:00pm
Ends On - October 18, 2017 - 5:30pm
2900 Horseshoe Farm Road
Wake Forest , NC 27587

In case of inclement weather, this event will be rescheduled to Wednesday, Oct. 18 from 4-5:30 p.m.

Tour the beautiful Horseshoe Farm Nature Preserve, and learn about the Sustainable Sites Initiative (SITES) program. Join us after the event for networking with Green Drinks at Greenway Beer and Wine.


  • Regular ticket: $15
  • USGBC members: $10
  • Students: $5
  • Free for SITES APs

The Sustainable Sites Initiative™ (SITES™) is a program based on the understanding that land is a crucial component of the built environment. In contrast to buildings, built landscapes and green infrastructure have the capacity to protect and even regenerate natural systems, thereby providing the beneficial functions of healthy ecosystems within our communities. This presentation will compare specific requirements of the SITES and LEED rating systems and include an example of how Horseshoe Farm Nature Preserve achieved SITES certification from the pre-design phase through post construction management.

Learning objectives

  1. Understand which projects are eligible for and may benefit from achieving SITES v2 certification and how this path compares and contrasts with LEED v4 certification.
  2. Understand SITES Section 2 pre-design requirements of an integrated team approach and comprehensive site assessment of existing physical, biological, and cultural conditions that will inform planning and design.
  3. Understand SITES Section 8 long term operations and maintenance planning requirements intended to conserve resources and reduce pollution and waste throughout the life of the project.
  4. Understand SITES Section 9 post-completion education and performance monitoring requirements to inform and educate the public about the project goals and sustainable practices implemented in site design, construction, and maintenance.