The following courses can count toward the SITES-specific continuing education hours you need to maintain your SITES AP credential every two years. Course participants must self-report their activities by logging in to usgbc.org.
Webinars and research reports offering SITES-specific CE
A Landscape Performance + Metrics Primer for Landscape Architects: Measuring Landscape Performance on the Ground - 3.0 PDH (LA CES/HSW) / 3.0 SITES-specific GBCI CE
Landscape architecture is at a pivotal moment in its history as a discipline, where design practice is becoming more reflective, adaptive, and scholarly. As the need for sustainable design grows, it has become imperative that professionals put their work under analytical review and set higher standards for their work to perform environmentally, socially, and economically.
An Introduction to the ASLA Publication, A Landscape Performance and Metrics Primer for Landscape Architects - 1.0 PDH (LA CES/HSW) / 1.0 SITES-specific GBCI CE
This webinar will give an overview of how to use the recently published ASLA report, A Landscape Performance and Metrics Primer for Landscape Architects, in order to conduct a landscape performance assessment of a site. Attendees will be introduced to landscape performance research strategies and specific methods and case studies for assessing environmental, socio-cultural, and economic performance, including those relevant to SITES v2 credits for performance monitoring.
Breaking Free from Tropical Hardwoods: New Alternatives for Sustainability - 1.5 PDH (LA CES/HSW) / 1.5 GBCI SITES-Specific CE
Dependency on tropical hardwoods is unsustainable given current rates of use, ecosystem degradation, and slow renewal rates. Fortunately, there are new alternatives that are durable, beautiful, and renewable. In this session learn how to use and work with thermally modified, acetylated, and polymerized woods, fused bamboo lumber, and black locust.
Doing the Extraordinary: Design Excellence Through Sustainable SITES Legislation - 1.25 PDH (LA CES/HSW) / 1.0 GBCI SITES-Specific CE
Can we achieve extraordinary design, impact, influence, equity, and sustainability through SITES legislation? How can we do this? Learn from Rhode Island's historic Green Buildings Act, becoming the first state in the nation adopting LEED for Neighborhood Development and the highly strategic SITES guiding frameworks into public law.
Make a Splash: Dynamic Water as a Design Opportunity - 1.0 PDH (LA CES/HSW) / 1.0 GBCI SITES-Specific CE
Climate change has created increasingly volatile water that may overwhelm our stormwater systems. As a response to this threat, site design can create advantageous opportunities, from strengthening sustainability to improving social welfare. This panel explores designing for a changing climate through four projects of varying scale and geographic context.
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The carbon footprint from the billions of tons of concrete placed each year is substantial, resulting in nearly 8% of total global emissions. This session will provide attendees with tools to reduce the carbon footprint of concrete through use of high-volume cement substitutes, concrete mix optimization, and carbon sequestering technologies.
Reconnecting Landscapes: Resilient Planting Design in Ecologically Deficient Zones - 1.0 PDH (LA CES/HSW) / 1.0 GBCI SITES-Specific CE
On sites dominated by infrastructure and impervious surfaces, landscape architects are expected to create successfully integrated, ecologically rich environments. Through a diverse selection of projects, this session will discuss how practitioners can design, implement, and advocate for resilient landscapes in spaces where ecology is feared, considered as an afterthought, or ignored altogether.
The Role of Stormwater Management in Landscape Architecture - 1.0 PDH (LA CES/HSW) / 1.0 GBCI SITES-Specific CE
ASLA advocacy of the Water Infrastructure Improvement Act (H.R. 7279), a bill aimed at promoting better stormwater management, helped it become law. This session examines the benefits of green infrastructure design and low impact development, including satisfying regulatory requirements, earning rating systems credits, offering amenities, and designing within water budgets.
The “Not so Inconvenient” Truth of Carbon and Landscape Architecture - 1.0 PDH (LA CES/HSW) / 1.0 GBCI SITES-Specific CE
With the global imperative for carbon emission reductions and sequestration, landscape architects can play a critical role in maximizing their capacity to realistically mitigate climate change. This session will review the carbon conundrum from our profession’s perspective and provide context, tools, and strategies toward achieving climate-positive design.
West Laurel Hill's Nature's Sanctuary: A Green Path to Perpetual Care - 1.0 PDH (LA CES/HSW) / 1.0 SITES-specific GBCI CE
Learn about the innovative strategies implemented to transform a former cemetery dumpsite into a natural burial cemetery. The project design team used a fresh design approach which is in stark contrast to traditional industry standards for burial and perpetual care. In 2018, this new cemetery site was the first cemetery to receive SITES certification and only the 8th in the country to receive SITES Gold certification. Get an in-depth look at individual SITES v2 pre-requisites and credits attained by the project and learn about the certification process and working with GBCI to navigate your project from registration through final review.
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