Guide to exploring SITES at the ASLA Annual Meeting and Expo

Expected to draw over 6,000 landscape architects and students, the ASLA Annual Meeting and Expo, hosted October 19–22 in Philadelphia, will offer more than 135 education sessions, including three different sessions and a half-day workshop on SITES.

Heading to Philly? To make sure you know where to find SITES throughout the entire conference, we’ve rounded up a list of where and when to find SITES all weekend.

Summer of SITES® continues with ASLA online learning

In June, the ASLA Sustainable Design & Development Professional Practice Network hosted a webinar, "SITES® v2 Precedent Studies and Lessons Learned," which is now available as a recording through ASLA Online Learning.

Global aspirations: Applying SITES to projects outside the U.S.

With the global population explosion, the pace and nature of conventional land development practice is negatively impacting the ecological systems that life on Earth depends on.

SITES elevates public spaces

Parks, gardens and other public spaces have tremendous value to the community—they impact where we live, work, play, gather, exercise and learn.

Vitally important to the human experience and the health of our community and the environment, parks and public spaces have become the center of a growing movement to sustainably design and construct outdoor public parks and social infrastructure.

Two SITES resources you may not know about

Advancing your knowledge of green building and sustainability concepts can be easy with these resources at your fingertips. Check out the tools we recommend to help grow your expertise in SITES and the sustainable building industry.

A guide to maintaining your SITES AP credential

SITES APs are landscape architects, designers, engineers, planners, ecologists, architects, developers and policymakers committed to the field of sustainable land design and development. Maintaining a SITES AP credential demonstrates their knowledge, expertise and commitment to their profession.

The Atlanta BeltLine will require SITES certification for future parks

More than 15 years ago, a Georgia Tech architecture and urban planning master’s student named Ryan Garvel delivered a thesis statement that would inevitably lead to the transformation of the abandoned railroad lines that once circled Atlanta.

U.S. Botanic Garden’s Renovated Bartholdi Park Showcases Sustainable Gardening, Achieves SITES Gold Certification

Washington, D.C.—(June 21, 2018)—The renovation of Bartholdi Park at the United States Botanic Garden (USBG) is complete, and the new garden is a showcase of sustainable gardening. Created in 1932, Bartholdi Park has served as a demonstration garden for more than 80 years, and until 2016, had not undergone a complete renovation since its original construction.

Driving sustainability beyond the building with LEED, SITES and PEER

Over the years, GBCI has built a suite of green business programs dedicated to enhancing environmental performance and human health benefits. As companies continue to work to validate sustainability performance and communicate progress, more and more are finding value in pursuing multiple certifications.