Reimagining Our Industrial Ecology: Designer + Supplier Collaboration - 1.0 PDH (LA CES/HSW) / 1.0 GBCI SITES-Specific CE

Recorded On: 05/21/2024

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To achieve the ambitious goals of the ASLA Climate Action Plan, the diverse businesses comprising the landscape construction industry need to mobilize for a transition. Designers and industry partners can help accelerate the transition by starting key conversations now.   

Dive deep into the SITES material selection credits, explore the CAP model of industrial ecology, and uncover innovative products and practices that can accelerate the transition to a carbon-free, biodiversity-positive future. Discover practical tools, frameworks, and conversation starters that will empower you to lead the charge towards a more sustainable industry 

The GBCI course ID for this course is 0920029908, 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

Learning Objectives:

At the end of course participants will be able to: 

  1. Initiate conversations with industry partners regarding the environmental impacts of their products to advocate for biodiversity and climate action. 
  2. Apply principles of the SITES v2 rating system to specify more sustainable products and materials. 
  3. Understand the intent of SITES Section 5 – Materials Selection: Prerequisite 5.1 and Credits 5.2-5.10, focused on selection and use of materials to support and enhance ecosystem services.  
  4. Identify certifications and other tools available to vet and verify environmental claims and practices.  
  5. Collaborate for positive change in our industry more effectively, with a contextual basis in industrial ecology and energy transition.

Bryce Carnehl, Corporate ASLA

Specification Support Manager

Hunter Industries

Bryce Carnehl has been in the landscape industry for over 20 years working in construction, landscape architecture, sales, corporate social responsibility, and marketing. Throughout these years he has dedicated himself to promoting the value of green spaces.

Every project begins with a plan, and better planning leads to project success. Bryce now works to create business opportunity for landscape stakeholders through design, planning, and specification efforts. He believes that together we can build business prosperity, increase the value of landscapes, and ensure healthy communities in which we all live, work, and play.      

Amy Syverson-Shaffer, ASLA, RLA, SITES AP

Sustainability Leader

Landscape Forms

Amy Syverson-Shaffer is passionate about connecting people to nature and to each other. Her past work as a landscape architect and in business development frames her collaborative approach to taking on big challenges. Today, she is lending her design acumen and contextual understanding to leading sustainability for the modern craft manufacturer, Landscape Forms. Since 2023, she’s served on the ASLA Biodiversity and Climate Action Committee, working to bridge between key efforts by Landscape Architects and their industry partner community. On any given day, you'll most likely find her working in the garden.

Danielle Pieranunzi, SITES AP, LEED AP

SITES Director

Green Business Certification Inc.

Danielle Pieranunzi is drawn to work that bridges the gap between science and practice to create accessible tools and compelling stories that foster positive change in society. Since 2006, she has worked on the Sustainable SITES Initiative (SITES) collaborating with a diverse group of practitioners, scientists, educators, and policymakers to elevate the value of nature in the built environment. This resulted in comprehensive design guidelines and a certification system guiding development projects toward nature-positive outcomes while addressing impacts on carbon, resilience, human health, biodiversity, and more. At GBCI, Danielle continues to support SITES focusing on technical development and client solutions.


Recorded 05/21/2024  |  60 minutes
Recorded 05/21/2024  |  60 minutes
10 Questions  |  Unlimited attempts  |  8/10 points to pass
10 Questions  |  Unlimited attempts  |  8/10 points to pass Successful completion of this quiz is required to earn PDH for this webinar.
Certificate - LA CES PDH
1.00 PDH credit  |  Certificate available
1.00 PDH credit  |  Certificate available
Certificate - GBCI SITES-Specific CE
1.00 GBCI SITES-Specific CE credit  |  Certificate available
1.00 GBCI SITES-Specific CE credit  |  Certificate available
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