Events

Stay connected, and learn more about SITES at one of our upcoming events.

Sustainable SITES Workshop

Tuesday, Sept. 1 | Los Angeles, California | 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Administered by 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.


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

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Sustainable SITES Workshop

Sept. 11 | Anaheim, California | 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m.


Learn about the SITES rating system in this half-day workshop hosted by USGBC Orange County 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.


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

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Greenbuild China

LD01: Workshop: Exploring the SITES v2 Rating System for Sustainable Land Design and Development

Oct. 16 | 9:00-13:00 | Shanghai, China

Modeled after LEED® and now administered by GBCI, the SITES v2 Rating System is a set of guidelines and performance based metrics for projects with or without buildings, covering areas such as soil, vegetation, water, materials, and human health and well-being – from initial site selection and site design to construction and maintenance. By aligning design and development practices with the functions of healthy ecosystems, SITES provides a valuable tool grounded in science and applicable to diverse ecoregions.


SITES demonstrates how designers, developers, contractors, property owners, governments, and others can protect critical resources and improve the value of a site through regenerative landscapes. This workshop will explore the SITES v2 Rating System and make the case for pursuing SITES v2 certification using real-world project examples. It will also highlight important connections and distinctions between SITES and LEED.


This will be an interactive workshop that will engage attendees through live discussion and application of SITES v2 strategies with active projects. Attendees will be able to speak to the value of SITES, understand the central rating system components and themes, identify the important steps for pursuing SITES certification, and set a framework to start studying for the new SITES AP exam.


Please note: Workshops are not included in the conference registration fee. An additional fee is required to attend each Workshop.



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