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SITES: Early Planning for Maintenance and Performance Furthers Sustainability Goals and Marketability - 1.0 PDH (LA CES/HSW)

Oct 22, 2016 12:00am ‐ Oct 22, 2016 12:00am

Credits: None available.


Increased municipal requirements and decreased maintenance budgets are challenges that affect public and private projects. This session examines how early integration of sustainable design decisions for hydrology, soil, and vegetation with operations and maintenance plans can improve performance outcomes, cost effectiveness, educational opportunities, and marketability while satisfying SITES credits.

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn how to integrate decision choices early in the design process for water, soils, and vegetation with operations and maintenance plans to improve performance outcomes.
  • Identify lessons learned from SITES project examples and other relevant projects that demonstrate sustainable practices with performance monitoring.
  • Analyze data from performance monitoring and show how it can translate to cost effectiveness. Demonstrate how developing successful metrics early can serve as an economic tool and improve individual marketability.
  • Develop ideas for educational elements, programming, and partnerships that extend and enhance sustainability awareness and learning.

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  • Hunter Beckham, FASLA, Beckham Consulting
  • Meg Calkins, FASLA, SITES AP, Department Head and Professor of Landscape Architecture, North Carolina State University
  • Andrea Parker, ASLA, Executive Director, Gowanus Canal Conservancy


  • 1.00 - PDH

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