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Learn all about SITES at the ASLA Conference in November

Have you heard of SITES certification?

Administered by GBCI, the global certification body for LEED, the SITES rating system evaluates the sustainability of landscapes and measures their performance to demonstrate the incredible value landscapes have in our communities.

Learn more about how SITES can be used in landscape and development projects to achieve sustainability goals, improve site performance, implement green infrastructure strategies and foster resiliency at the ASLA Annual Conference in San Diego from November 15-18. Register now to gain perspective and establish new connections within the profession.

SITES will be featured in educational sessions throughout the conference:

SITES Booth #1943: Stop by the SITES booth on the expo floor throughout the conference—subject matter experts will be on hand to answer questions about technical requirements, performance strategies, and registration.

DD-001 - Boots on the Ground: Measuring Landscape Performance in the Field (Fri., Nov. 15 from 8:30-11:30 am): Learn methods to assess multiple aspects of site performance, from data sampling basics to metrics used toward attaining SITES certification.

SAT-A03 - I Can See Clearly Now - Landscape Design for Air Quality (Sat., Nov. 16 from 11 am-12:15 pm): Air quality is one of the latest frontiers to blend placemaking and environmental remediation. Learn how to incorporate technology and research into your work using California case studies.

PPN-004 - SITES in 10 - Achieving Sustainability Goals and Return on Investment(Sat., Nov. 16 from 12:30-1:30 pm): One SITES implementation stumbling block is getting clients on board. This session presents a “SITES in 10” slideshow for practitioners focusing on the return on investment from the perspectives of the client and end-user.

SUN-B11 - The Role of Stormwater Management in Landscape Architecture (Sun., Nov. 17 from 2-3 pm): Examine the benefits of green infrastructure design and low impact development, from satisfying regulatory requirements to designing within water budgets.

SUN-C07 - Shifting Trends: Exploring SITES Opportunities in China(Sun., Nov. 17 from 3:30-4:45 pm): Through an overall market analysis and case studies, learn how China could become an unprecedented market for SITES certification.

MON-A06 - Breaking Free from Tropical Hardwoods: New Alternatives for Sustainability (Mon., Nov. 18 from 8:30-10 am): As dependency on tropical hardwoods becomes unsustainable, learn how to identify and work with the expanding alternatives.

MON-B09 - Doing the Extraordinary: Design Excellence Through Sustainable SITES Legislation (Mon., Nov. 18 from 10:30-11:45 am): 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.

 

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