The Sustainable SITES Initiative:
A Certification Program for Sustainable Landscapes
This presentation is an introduction and overview to the Sustainable SITES Initiative (SITES). SITES is a comprehensive land design and development rating system that is being used by both private and public sectors all around the world. SITES certification is given to landscapes, site infrastructure and spaces that demonstrate a high level of environmental and social sustainability. SITES works for all types of projects with or without a building — including parks, university campuses and commercial headquarters — for new construction or major renovation of existing sites.
- Understand the SITES v2 rating system and central underlying themes
- Speak to the value of applying SITES v2 and pursuing project certification
- Identify important steps and considerations for pursuing SITES certification
- Think critically about opportunities and challenges with SITES v2 by examining real world project applications
- Understand the technical components and process of SITES certification.
This course is will provide 1 Continuing Education Credit.
Florida DBPR Course Number: 11021
ASLA Florida Members: $15 | Non-Members: $25
**If you would like CE credit, please be sure to enter your LA Number in your registration.
Meet The Speaker:
Jonathan Burgess, President
PLA| LEED Fellow | SITES + WELL AP
Green Globes & FGBC Designated Professional
Jonathan Burgess is an educator, landscape architect, and serial entrepreneur focused on ventures that promote green building, sustainable landscapes, and healthy products. For over a decade, his core focus has been assisting real estate developers, design professionals, construction teams and facility operators with creating high performing, healthy buildings and neighborhoods.
As a LEED Fellow and President of Spinnaker Group, Jonathan and his team have consulted on over 150 LEED certified projects, with a global portfolio of over 200 buildings currently pursuing certification. The Spinnaker team is unique in their diversity of professional training, fluency in ten languages, and experience on projects in hot and humid climates.