Join us for lunch and a presentation on the new Sustainable SITES Initiative (SITES), 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.
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Jonathan Burgess is a licensed Landscape Architect and Vice President of Sustainable Operations at The Spinnaker Group, a premiere green building consulting firm based here in Florida. Jonathan and his team have helped inform the design of over 120 Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certified building projects here in Florida and across the globe. In addition to LEED, Jonathan's team works with over a dozen sustainability focused rating systems to advise design professionals and property owners of all land use types on how to build resilient and healthy buildings, landscapes, and communities. Jonathan will provide an overview of the SITES certification, a sustainability-focused framework that ushers landscape architects, engineers and others toward practices that protect ecosystems and enhance the mosaic of benefits they continuously provide our communities, such as climate regulation, carbon storage and flood mitigation.
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