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.

HP Inc.’s Boise Idaho Campus Awarded SITES Gold for Achievement in Landscape Sustainability

HP’s Boise project is the first to earn a SITES certification in the state of Idaho

Learn all about SITES at the ASLA Annual Meeting and Expo

The ASLA Annual Meeting and Expo is the largest gathering of landscape architecture professionals and students in the world. Join us at this year’s annual meeting in Los Angeles from October 20–23. Choose from over 120 educational sessions and explore hundreds of new products, services, technology applications and design solutions on the expo floor. Register now to gain perspective and establish new connections within the profession.