Join the SITES Quarterly Call on March 22 for project certification tips

GBCI staff invite you to join the first SITES Quarterly Call of 2018, on Thurs., March 22. During this call, GBCI and SITES users will discuss how to efficiently navigate the various stages of the SITES certification process, including fee setting and documentation.

SITES and green infrastructure: A strategy for building resilient environments

SITES helps foster the development of green infrastructure, which is defined as any practice that uses or replicates natural systems to achieve a desired outcome. Green infrastructure practices (e.g., green roofs, rain gardens, bioswales, pervious pavement) are now being used by cities around the world. By looking to nature for guidance, SITES helps project teams in creating environments that improve water quality, control erosion, mitigate flooding and provide wildlife habitat.

SITES: The right tool for green infrastructure

Green infrastructure is increasingly used to address climate impact issues, such as stormwater runoff, and to provide myriad benefits to a community. The SITES Rating System facilitates green infrastructure planning to create beautiful outdoor spaces that are functional and resilient.

SITES as a climate solution

The SITES rating system is a way to mitigate the effects of climate change that are impacting our world and way of life. The natural systems on which we depend are tied into climate, and any sustained change affects food production, availability and use of water, fresh air and much more.

Education @USGBC helps you maintain your SITES AP credential

Education @USGBC is your one-stop shop for growing your knowledge about green building and sustainability, and that includes SITES. From guidance on earning your SITES AP credential to continuing education that helps you maintain it, you will find resources there to support your learning.

SITES and LEED: Meeting a high bar for built and natural systems

Feature image: Dell Medical District at University of Texas at Austin.

Attend an upcoming SITES workshop in St. Louis

Learn about the SITES rating system at an interactive, full-day workshop on February 22, 2018, in St. Louis, Missouri. Complementing LEED and administered by GBCI, SITES defines with a sustainable site is and elevates the value of landscapes in the built environment.

SITES and LEED: Pilot projects that fostered resilience

LEED is a global movement, with about 92,000 registered and certified projects across 167 countries and territories, with 2.2 million square feet certifying every day.

SITES and LEED ND added to Rhode Island Green Buildings Act

On December 15, the Honorable Gina Raimondo, Governor of Rhode Island, signed a law “showing that [Rhode Island] is serious about being green.”

LEED projects leverage complementary rating systems [USGBC+ November/December 2017]

This article was originally published as "LEED+: Projects implementing LEED are poised to leverage the shared advantages of complementary rating systems" in the November/December issue of USGBC+. Read the original version.