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The Role of Stormwater Management in Landscape Architecture - 1.0 PDH (LA CES/HSW) / 1.0 GBCI SITES-Specific CE

Credits: None available.

Associates: $30.00
Members: $40.00
Standard: $50.00
Students: $0.00


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 GBCI course ID for this course is 920020992, providing SITES-specific CE hours required to maintain SITES AP credentials. Participants will need to pass the exam at the end of the presentation in order to receive a certificate of completion. Participants will need to self-report CE hours through their credentials account on https://sitesonline.usgbc.org.

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Learning Objectives:
  • Learn about stormwater and water efficiency regulations and how stormwater storage features provide a local water supply.
  • Explore stormwater features as amenities, including green roofs, rain gardens, bioswales, and green streets.
  • Understand the challenges of designing a stormwater feature in terms of plant selection, soil media, and irrigation.
  • Examine how stormwater features help designers achieve points and credits in the Sustainable SITES Program, LEED, and the Living Building Challenge.


  • Neal Shapiro, LEED Green Associate, CPSWQ, CSM, ENV SP, Watershed Management Program Coordinator, City of Santa Monica, Office of Sustainability & the Environment
  • Russell Ackerman, Affiliate ASLA, SITES AP, Sustainability Analyst, City of Santa Monica


  • 1.00 - PDH
  • 1.00 - SITES-specific GBCI CE hour

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