Learn about SITES and resilient communities at Gulf Coast Green 2018

Learn about SITES at the Gulf Coast Green 2018 Symposium and Expo in Houston, Texas, on June 1 at the session "Promoting Resilient Communities with the SITES Rating System." Participants will discover the importance of land design and development through the exploration of the SITES v2 Rating System and relevant case studies.

3 SITES projects that connect people to nature

A key part of the SITES framework is enhancing physical, mental and social well-being as a result of human interaction with nature. SITES projects also provide education that promotes the understanding of natural systems and offers opportunities for community involvement and advocacy.

In honor of Earth Month, we’re celebrating three SITES projects that bring us back to nature:

Take a survey on landscape performance and green infrastructure incentives in SITES

SITES is a comprehensive rating system designed to distinguish sustainable landscapes, measure their performance and elevate their value.

SITES projects inspire community interest in sustainable building

SITES-certified projects across the country are strengthening communities by educating them on sustainable site practices and the benefits of being in nature. Always evolving through continued research and experience, SITES projects transform the way people interact with the built environment.

Learn about SITES at the 2018 BSLA Conference in Boston

Learn about SITES during a two-part course series at the 2018 Boston Landscape Architecture Conference + Xpo on March 26. This event brings together leaders from landscape architecture practice and academia, architecture and planning, horticulture and engineering and municipal agencies for a full day of workshops and panel discussions.

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.