Understanding the SITES v2 Rating System for Sustainable Land Design and Development offers an introduction to SITES, the most comprehensive program and toolkit for developing sustainable landscapes. The SITES program is based on the understanding that land is a crucial component of the built environment and can be planned, designed, developed, and maintained to protect and enhance the benefits that people enjoy from healthy, natural systems.
The SITES program offers a comprehensive rating system designed to define sustainable sites, measure their performance, and ultimately evaluate the value of landscapes. Administered by GBCI, the SITES rating system can apply to developed projects located on sites with or without buildings – ranging form national parks to corporate campuses, streetscapes and homes, and much more.
Attendees of this in-person workshop will:
- Gain an overview of the SITES v2 Rating System for Sustainable Land Design and Development
- Learn how SITES (and an integrative design process) can offset development impacts while protecting and restoring ecosystem services
- Understand the synergies and distinctions of LEED and SITES credits
- Examine successful projects that employ sustainable landscape strategies