First class of SITES APs demonstrates their expertise in sustainable landscape design

In October 2016, we began offering testing for the SITES AP exam, and we are excited to announce that our first cohort of SITES APs have earned their credentials through GBCI. These newly minted landscape professionals have demonstrated their knowledge, expertise and commitment to the profession to earn the SITES AP designation.

Download our client deck for your next presentation on SITES

Are you working with your clients on sustainability beyond the building? Need a slide presentation on SITES that you can share? Look no further. GBCI is committed to helping landscape professionals bring SITES to their clients and to the market, and we’ve created a powerful presentation on the value of SITES.

SITES Quarterly Call on May 22: Demystifying SITES at the project level

We invite you to join us for our second SITES Quarterly Call of 2017 on May 22 from 3–4:30 p.m. EST. GBCI staff and SITES users will discuss how to jump-start your project with SITES, as well as how pursuing both LEED and SITES in tandem can help you further define, improve or demonstrate the site sustainability aspects of a project.

Meet SITES at the 2017 AIA National Convention

The SITES team is headed to this year’s 2017 American Institute of Architects (AIA) National Convention in Orlando from April 27–29. Each year, AIA’s National Convention features leading experts and creative visionaries from the architecture and design industry and covers topics including green building, LEED, resiliency, business management, design and health.

SITES-certified projects are defining sustainability beyond the building

Around the world, projects are helping to drive sustainability beyond the building by participating in SITES, a rating system that defines what a sustainable site is, and elevates the value of landscapes in the built environment. Land is a critical component of the built environment, and SITES addresses all aspects of a sustainable landscape that could influence its potential function or performance—considering water, soil, vegetation, materials and our own interaction and connection with the site.

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Grow your knowledge with new SITES education courses

SITES is excited to announce that we’ve released several new educational offerings on our new Education page. These courses are designed to help grow your knowledge on SITES and sustainable landscape design, development and management.