Education and events

Advance your knowledge of sustainable landscapes concepts and practices through on-demand courses, live events and recordings of previous events. Learn about SITES and fulfill continuing education requirements. 


Access online, on-demand courses to become an expert in SITES and sustainable landscape design, development and management and to earn CE for your SITES AP CMP. Courses are available on the USGBC course catalog for free, a la carte and through a subscription.

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Upcoming events

The Living Schoolyards Art Lecture Series: Schoolyard Design, Green Infrastructure, Green Building Standards
May 25, 2023, at 11 AM PT/2 pm ET

SITES Director Danielle Pieranunzi joins a panel of experts in this webinar on the benefits of green infrastructure for schools, hosted by Green Schoolyards America.


2023 Conference on Landscape Architecture
Session: "Time for Action: Advancing Biodiversity through Policy and Practice"
October 30, 2023, 9:00-10:30 AM in Minneapolis, Minnesota

SITES Director Danielle Pieranunzi joins the president of Biohabitats Keith Bowers, ASLA, FASLA, and senior landscape architect for the General Services Administration Brandon Hartz, ASLA, LEED AP, SITES AP, for a panel presentation on biodiversity in landscape architecture. 


Field Notes Symposium at the Houston Arboretum & Nature Center
September 14-15, 2023, in Houston, Texas

The Houston Arboretum & Nature Center is hosting an interactive and intimate environmental symposium in April 2023 to connect Houston area practitioners to share their on-the-ground knowledge and discuss larger conservation initiatives. The goal of this symposium is to foster meaningful dialogue across multi-disciplinary fields – practitioners, educators, designers, landscapers, planners, engineers, and contractors – regarding the methods, management, and messaging for ecological restoration in an urban setting. Participants will connect, compare notes, learn best practices, and become better educators and experts to support and strengthen urban ecological restoration practices, foster collaboration, and encourage innovation to benefit the Greater Houston Region.


Greenbuild Conference
Session: "Improve Your Carbon Drawdown: Leverage Landscape Architecture Strategies to Increase Sequestration and Resilience"
September 26-29, 2023, in Washington, DC

Discover how landscape architecture strategies, including nature-based solutions, provide significant carbon benefits and a range of economic, equity, biodiversity, public health co-benefits. Learn about the latest approaches and tools from landscape architects that can be incorporated in your conceptualizing, planning, and design work. Certification and guidelines, such as the SITES v2 Rating System, and specifically the Pilot Credit 3: Assess and Improve Carbon Performance, and other open-source tools can lower the carbon footprint of projects.

José Almiñana, FASLA, PLA, SITES AP, LEED AP – Principal, Andropogon Associates
Christopher R. Ng-Hardy, RLA, CA, LEED AP ND – Senior Associate, Sasaki
Danielle Pieranunzi, SITES AP, LEED AP BD+C – SITES Director, Green Building Certification, Inc.


Previous events

Watch past webinars and events on demand to learn more about SITES and hear from project teams about their processes and tips on achieving certification. Access recordings of previous events.