COTE Lecture Series: The Sustainable SITES Initiative: Promoting Resilient Communities with SITES

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March 1, 2021
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Brought to you by the Committee On The Environment



AIA Houston COTE Committee Web Series 


VIRTUAL WEBINAR: The Sustainable SITES Initiative: Promoting Resilient Communities with SITES

Speaker: Danielle Pieranunzi, LEED AP, SITES AP; SITES Program Manager, Green Business Certification, Inc. 

DATE: Monday, March 1, Noon - 1:00pm

COST: All AIA members experiencing hardship (loss of work, reduced pay) as a result of COVID 19, may attend these sessions FREE. Please email Rhonda for hardship request.

  • AIA Member or AIA Assoc Member - $10
  • AIAH Affiliate Member - $10
  • Non-Member - $25
  • Request Hardship Consideration / AIA Members Only - $0

Registration is required.  Instructions will be emailed to all registrants beginning February 25

A minimum of 3 days’ notice is required to receive a full refund if you need to cancel your reservation.


About this course: Too often, landscapes are seen as an afterthought, something to be altered and shaped once elements like buildings and roads are finalized. Modeled originally after LEED, the SITES program has shifted the focus beyond the building to reveal the necessity of healthy, functioning landscapes and green infrastructure in achieving overall sustainability and community resilience. High-performance sites provide a variety of benefits and can create ecologically resilient places better able to withstand and recover from catastrophic events. This session will frame the importance of land design and development by exploring the SITES v2 Rating System and relevant case studies.