Introduction to SITES Rating System Lunch and Learn

  • 14 Mar 2018
  • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
  • DPR Construction 5010 Shoreham Place, San Diego, CA 92122
  • 4


Introduction to SITES Rating System

SITES Rating System is used by developers, policy-makers, landscape architects, designers, engineers, architects and others to align land development and management with innovative sustainable design, SITES is a comprehensive rating system designed to distinguish sustainable landscapes, measure their performance and elevate their value. SITES certification is for development projects located on sites with or without buildings— ranging from national parks to corporate campuses, streetscapes to homes, and more.

By providing performance measures rather than prescribing practices, SITES supports the unique conditions of each site, encouraging project teams to be flexible and creative as they develop beautiful, functional and regenerative landscapes.

SITES-certified landscapes help reduce water demand, filter and reduce stormwater runoff, provide wildlife habitat, reduce energy consumption, improve air quality, improve human health and increase outdoor recreation opportunities.

Learn More about SITES

This class is eligible for continuing education units from the Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI) and the American Institute of Architects (AIA). 


Presented by 

Jennifer Montgomery, PLA, LEED AP, SITESAP, Landscape Architect, Schmidt Design Group, Inc., 
Originally from Canada, Jennifer has practiced landscape architecture in California since 2006.  Jenn has devoted her career to sustainable landscape architecture practices, developing an appreciation for innovative site-specific design and construction solutions.  She brings her passion for sustainability to her work on a wide variety of projects, from parks, trails, and master plans, to commercial and institutional facilities.  She managed the successful submittal of the Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens, Escondido to the pilot program of the Sustainable Sites Initiative (SITES).

Chris Tiffany, PLA, SITES AP, Landscape Architect, Schmidt Design Group, Inc.

Chris joined Schmidt Design Group, Inc. after receiving a BA from UC Santa Barbara and a Masters of Landscape Architecture from Cal Poly Pomona.  A California native, Chris’s passion for landscape architecture grew from his affinity for the outdoors and appreciation for how the built environment contributes to the aesthetic, environmental, and socio-economic experience of our daily lives.  He enjoys the complexity and variety within the profession of landscape architecture, and embraces the process of addressing multifaceted issues to craft solutions for community enrichment.

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