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

Tags: 

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.

SITES can apply to your project: Examples from the pilot program

The central message of SITES® is that any project holds the potential to protect, improve and regenerate the benefits and services provided by healthy ecosystems. The SITES program provides guidelines for projects to meet their sustainability goals, regardless of the initial condition of the site.

Join us in Chicago on Sept. 8 for a SITES workshop

GBCI®, USGBC Illinois and ASLA Illinois will host a one-day regional workshop on Sept. 8 on the concepts and goals of sustainable and regenerative land design.

EO and USGBC join forces to drive sustainable development

Energy infrastructure can have a significant environmental and social footprint and lead to landscape-level impacts, even while serving as a necessary development pathway. Voluntary standards and rating systems are recognized as some of the most effective tools to drive innovation in sustainable development. The proliferation of quality programs provides an opportunity for systems to work together, democratizing access and streamlining implementation and verification for even greater impact.