Driving sustainability beyond the building with SITES [USGBC+ September/October 2016]

This article was originally published as "Driving Sustainability Beyond the Building" in the September/October issue of USGBC+. Read the original version.

Can landscape architecture help save the world? The way Christian Gabriel, the national design director for landscape architecture at the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA), describes the federal agency’s recent work in the field makes a compelling case for the affirmative.

Get to know the SITES rating system at a USGBC Minnesota workshop Oct. 27

Join USGBC Minnesota for a one-day workshop on the SITES® rating system and the concepts and goals of sustainable and regenerative land design, development and management. Practitioners and regional leaders who attend will leave with the tools you need to integrate SITES into their work.

Why you should take the SITES AP exam

After years of analysis and development that brought the Sustainable SITES Initiative (SITES®) rating system to market, it is thrilling to see it take the next step as GBCI® introduces professional credentialing via the SITES Accredited Professional (SITES AP) exam.

Prepare yourself to earn a credential and become a SITES AP

The SITES Accredited Professional (SITES AP) credential is here! Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI®) has officially added the SITES AP credential to its suite of green business and sustainability program offerings. The SITES AP establishes a common framework to define the profession of sustainable landscape design and development and provides landscape professionals with the opportunity to demonstrate their knowledge, expertise and commitment to the profession.

SITES Battle of the States competition begins today

Take part in the SITES® “Battle of the States” competition! Register your SITES project by Dec. 31, 2016, and help recognize the states leading sustainable landscape design and development across the country. The states with the most registered SITES projects will be announced in 2017.

What not to miss at Greenbuild: The SITES AP

GBCI® recently announced that the SITES Accredited Professional (SITES AP) credential launches on Oct. 1, 2016. The SITES AP credential establishes a common framework to define the profession of sustainable landscape design and development, and also provides landscape professionals with the opportunity to demonstrate their knowledge, expertise and commitment to the profession.

New Professional Credential for Sustainable Landscape Development and Management Launching October 1

(Washington, D.C.)—Sept. 26, 2016—Green Business Certification Inc.™ (GBCI) announces a new credential for landscape architects and sustainability professionals launching Oct. 1, 2016. The SITES Accredited Professional (SITES AP) establishes a common framework to define the profession of sustainable landscape design and development and provides landscape professionals with the opportunity to demonstrate their knowledge, expertise and commitment to the profession.

Happy 100th birthday to the National Park Service from SITES and LEED

Happy birthday, ranger! Recently, fans of the country’s most awesome public lands celebrated the National Park Service centennial. Since 1916, the National Park Service has been hard at work preserving natural and cultural resources for the enjoyment, education and inspiration they give us all. 

University of Texas at El Paso Earns First SITES v2 Certification

Campus transformation project earned SITES Silver for achievement in landscape sustainability

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What not to miss at Greenbuild: SITES and sustainable landscape design

Heading to Greenbuild this year? To help you plan your days, we’ve listed some of the offerings focused on SITES®, a rating system for developing sustainable landscapes. SITES is being used by landscape architects, engineers, architects, developers and policy makers to align land development with innovative sustainable design.