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Learn About SITES at Greenbuild Atlanta This 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.

From November 19-22, SITES is heading to Greenbuild Atlanta for the world’s largest gathering of green building and landscape professionals. Nearly 20,000 sustainability and green building leaders will gather to learn and source cutting edge solutions to improve resilience, sustainability and quality of life in our buildings, cities and communities. Register now to gain perspective and establish new connections within the profession.

If you are heading to Greenbuild, be sure to register for these can’t-miss SITES sessions, where you can earn Continuing Education Credits if you are credentialed through GBCI:

Innovative Design Meets Effective Waste Management Wednesday, November 20 from 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM | B214
How do we create innovative building designs which also meet requirements for sustainable material management solutions, like SITES and TRUE Zero Waste? By taking this in-depth look at the “lifecycle” of designing a space, valuable insight can be gleaned on its future impact and LEED certification.

Designing for Dignity: Serving through Sustainable Design Thursday, November 21 from 11:15 AM to 12:15 PM | B401
Explore how SITES, LEED and WELL can be used to improve the living spaces of vulnerable communities. Join Vanderweil and Rust Orling as they discuss the design and construction strategies behind an assisted living facility that the two firms collaborated on.

Enota: Atlanta’s First SITES Park Thursday, November 21 from 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM | B216
Learn how to address questions clients are asking about SITES and why the Atlanta BeltLine is the first municipal agency to include SITES in its current/future projects. Meet the team that got this project off the ground to get their impressions on how you can start enacting change. 

Ecotourism in Alabama’s Dunes - LEED SITES & Fortified Friday, November 22 from 8:00 AM to 9:30 AM | B308
Join a discussion about Alabama’s Gulf State Park and its journey to create an international benchmark of economic and environmental sustainability, while demonstrating best practices in ecotourism and hospitality through LEED, SITES and Fortified Commercial certifications.

Get in the Loop on Atlanta’s Beltline Friday, November 22 from 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM | Level 4 Lobby
The Atlanta BeltLine is now one of the most comprehensive urban design efforts under way in the United States. With project completion targeted for 2030, the project aims to connect 45 in-town neighborhoods via a 22-mile loop of multi-use trails, modern streetcar lines, parks and open space. Walk approx. 2.5 miles of the BeltLine with leaders to explore how it is making Atlanta a more sustainable, livable and inclusive place.

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