Sustainability (48)

Sustainable landscapes create ecologically resilient communities better able to withstand and recover from floods, droughts, wildfires, and other catastrophic events. High-performance landscapes have the capacity to protect and even regenerate natural systems, thereby increasing the ecosystem services they provide. These services are the beneficial functions of healthy ecosystems such as managing stormwater, cleaning air, sequestering carbon, regulating climate, and providing habitat for wildlife. Learn about design and development processes that align with the functions of health ecosystems.

Within this topic area:

  • Constructing habitats
  • Development of successful plant communities
  • Ecology-based planning and design
  • Environmental planning
  • Green roof and green wall design
  • Human health and well-being
  • Landscape performance and metrics
  • Pollinators
  • SITES® strategies
  • Soil management
  • Stormwater management and green infrastructure
  • Sustainable water amenity design
  • Wildlife corridors

Sustainability Products

Doing the Extraordinary: Design Excellence Through Sustainable SITES Legislation - 1.25 PDH (LA CES/HSW) / 1.0 GBCI SITES-Specific CE

Doing the Extraordinary: Design Excellence Through Sustainable SITES Legislation - 1.25 PDH (LA CES/HSW) / 1.0 GBCI SITES-Specific CE

Nov 18, 2019
Associates: $30.00
Members: $40.00
Standard: $50.00
Students: $0.00
Social/Ecological Resilience of Green Infrastructure When Design and Engineering Are Integrated - 1.25 PDH (LA CES/HSW)

Social/Ecological Resilience of Green Infrastructure When Design and Engineering Are Integrated - 1.25 PDH (LA CES/HSW)

Nov 17, 2019
Associates: $30.00
Members: $40.00
Standard: $50.00
Students: $0.00
The Role of Stormwater Management in Landscape Architecture - 1.0 PDH (LA CES/HSW) / 1.0 GBCI SITES-Specific CE

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

Nov 17, 2019
Associates: $30.00
Members: $40.00
Standard: $50.00
Students: $0.00
Ecotrace: Layering Ecology Into Practice - 1.0 PDH (LA CES/HSW)

Ecotrace: Layering Ecology Into Practice - 1.0 PDH (LA CES/HSW)

Nov 16, 2019
Associates: $30.00
Members: $40.00
Standard: $50.00
Students: $0.00
SITES CE Package

Save 20% by purchasing the SITES CE package and receive a total of six GBCI-approved SITES-specific continuing education hours. The SITES AP credential requires ongoing maintenance every two years, including 30 total continuing education hours, six of which are required to be SITES-specific continuing education.

The courses included in this package meet the definition for SITES-specific education, which has an explicit connection to prerequisites and/or credits found in the SITES Rating System. The credential maintenance is the responsibility of the individual credential holder. Participants will need to pass an exam at the end of each presentation in the package in order to receive a certificate of completion for each course. Participants will need to self-report CE hours through their credentials account on https://sitesonline.usgbc.org.

The continuing education offered through this package can be applied toward general CE hours to maintain the LEED AP credential.

Standard: $220.00
Members: $175.00
Associates: $140.00
Students: $0.00
Promoting Pollinators Through Landscape Architecture: Strategies to Improve Habitat Value & Landscape Performance - 1.0 PDH (LA CES/HSW)

Promoting Pollinators Through Landscape Architecture: Strategies to Improve Habitat Value & Landscape Performance - 1.0 PDH (LA CES/HSW)

Jun 18, 2019
Standard: $50.00
Members: $40.00
Associates: $30.00
Students: $0.00
West Laurel Hill’s Nature’s Sanctuary: A Green Path to Perpetual Care - 1.0 PDH (LA CES/HSW) / 1.0 GBCI SITES-Specific CE

West Laurel Hill’s Nature’s Sanctuary: A Green Path to Perpetual Care - 1.0 PDH (LA CES/HSW) / 1.0 GBCI SITES-Specific CE

Apr 30, 2019
Members: $40.00
Associates: $30.00
Standard: $50.00
Students: $0.00
Our Beloved Fountain: Making Water Features Sustainable - 1.0 PDH (LA CES/HSW)

Our Beloved Fountain: Making Water Features Sustainable - 1.0 PDH (LA CES/HSW)

Mar 19, 2019
Members: $40.00
Associates: $30.00
Students: $0.00
Standard: $50.00
Green Infrastructure: A Blueprint for Climate Resilient Communities - 1.5 PDH (LA CES/HSW)

Green Infrastructure: A Blueprint for Climate Resilient Communities - 1.5 PDH (LA CES/HSW)

Mar 8, 2019
Members: Free
Associates: Free
Students: Free
An Introduction to the ASLA LATIS publication, A Landscape Performance and Metrics Primer for Landscape Architects - 1.0 PDH (LA CES/HSW) / 1.0 SITES-specific GBCI CE

An Introduction to the ASLA LATIS publication, A Landscape Performance and Metrics Primer for Landscape Architects - 1.0 PDH (LA CES/HSW) / 1.0 SITES-specific GBCI CE

Feb 19, 2019
Members: $40.00
Associates: $30.00
Standard: $50.00
Students: $0.00