Landscape professionals: The benefits of becoming a SITES AP

The SITES AP is a new credential for landscape professionals from GBCI, providing you with the opportunity to demonstrate your knowledge, expertise and commitment to the profession. The SITES AP establishes a common framework to define the profession of sustainable landscape design and development.

SITES Quarterly Call on Feb. 16: Bringing SITES to clients

The LEED rating system has become the most widely used green building program in the world because architects and engineers made it their own. By integrating LEED’s principles into practice and by selling it to their clients, professionals led the way.

Year in review: Scaling the SITES program

2016 was exciting for the Sustainable SITES Initiative—this year was all about GBCI launching SITES v2 and educating users on the SITES rating system and its associated products and offerings.

Attend a SITES speakers online training session on January 13

Interested in gaining experience speaking about and presenting on SITES? GBCI has you covered—register for our upcoming SITES speakers training session for a deeper understanding of how to present the basic concepts of SITES to diverse audiences.

This call-in meeting will prepare attendees to serve as ambassadors of the SITES v2 rating system and its associated products.

Redefining SITES [USGBC+ November/December 2016]

This article was originally published as "Redefining SITES" in the November/December issue of USGBC+. Read the original version.

By elevating the value of landscapes to include ecological and social benefits, the SITES Rating System promotes sustainable design and resiliency on the University of Texas at El Paso campus.

Celebrate World Soil Day by registering your project with SITES

Today is World Soil Day, which celebrates the importance of soil as a critical component of the natural system and a vital contributor to human health and well-being. 

Tips for preparing to take the SITES AP exam

Congratulations on taking your first step toward earning your SITES AP professional credential! The SITES AP demonstrates to the marketplace your knowledge, expertise and commitment to the profession of sustainable landscape design and development. The key to earning a SITES AP credential is through a thorough understanding of sustainable landscapes and the SITES rating system.

We’ve come up with some tips to help you study for the SITES AP exam:

Navy Pier Awarded Prestigious SITES Gold Certification for Phase 1 Redevelopment

Reimagined Navy Pier recognized for sustainability-focused centennial year redesign

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Your top SITES questions answered

Do you have questions about SITES? Attendees during our first quarterly SITES call did, and in this live format, GBCI staff discussed the value of SITES certification and credentials, offered up resources and answered attendee questions. If you missed it, you can listen to a recording of the call.

Here are some of the top questions:

SITES answers your FAQs from the ASLA conference

There was plenty of excitement about the Sustainable SITES Initiative (SITES) at the 2016 Annual American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) Meeting this past weekend in New Orleans. This beautiful, vibrant, fragile, precarious and recovering city provided an ideal backdrop for starting conversations about the benefits of high-performance landscapes.