Advancing your knowledge of green building and sustainability concepts can be easy with these resources at your fingertips. Check out the tools we recommend to help grow your expertise in SITES and the sustainable building industry.
Higher Education Curricular Toolkits are a suite of post-secondary curricular resources and opportunities tailored to support faculty at colleges and universities teaching about a sustainably built environment.
If you are an instructor looking for high-quality content that you can use in new or existing courses on your campus, explore USGBC’s free curricular toolkits:
- Green Building Design and Construction Curriculum Toolkit
- Green Building Operations and Maintenance Curriculum Toolkit
- Sustainable Sites Curriculum Toolkit
The Sustainable SITES Curriculum Toolkit specifically equips higher education faculty with tools like instructor guides, short videos, podcasts, discussion questions, case studies and articles. Engage students in concepts of sustainable land design and development and the SITES rating system with these toolkits designed to support course instruction.
Did you know that the SITES and LEED rating systems align with each other to optimize sustainability for the whole project, including building and site? The two rating systems are complementary and can be used independently or in tandem. Learn more about how these two rating systems align, credit by credit, by reviewing Synergies between SITES and LEED.
If you’re interested in learning more, the Benefit from Synergies between SITES and LEED BD+C course will provide you with a comprehensive summary of the alignment. After taking this course, you will be able to
- Describe the synergies between SITES v2 and LEED BD+C (both LEED v4 and LEED 2009) rating systems.
- Identify examples where earning a LEED credit will automatically mean earning the corresponding SITES credit.
- Identify examples where earning a SITES credit means earning the corresponding LEED credit.
- Identify a credit that, when earned, will automatically mean earning a corresponding credit in the other rating system.
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