Benchmarks for landscape sustainability
Examining LEED and SITES
What you will learn:
Describe sustainability benefits of landscapes
List metrics from LEED and SITES for designing water-efficient landscapes
Use benchmarks in LEED and SITES for planning sustainable softscapes
Enumerate metrics for landscape strategies for enhancing built environments
It is helpful if the students are aware of elementary landscape design terms and familiar with green building rating systems like LEED
This course is approved for 0.5 GBCI Continuation Education (CE) credits. After completing the course you can report your credit towards LEED credential maintenance.
Landscapes can provide several environmental benefits to a site or a property. Infact they are increasingly being recognized as alternatives to traditional infrastructure and becoming key elements of green building projects.
Sustainable landscapes need to be planned the same way as any green project- using a well-defined methodology. Various environmental impacts of landscapes need to be assessed and measured. Synergies between different strategies need to be explored as well so that the project meets established benchmarks efficiently. A comprehensive way to accomplish this could be by tapping into landscape provisions under different rating systems.
This course examines different aspects of landscape performance under a green building rating system (LEED BD+C), a green community rating system (LEED ND) and a dedicated sustainable land rating system (SITES). It’ll give you key metrics of landscape sustainability- both quantitative and qualitative- for different scales of projects.
If you’re looking to integrate sustainable landscapes into your project, this course is for you! At the end of this course, you’ll be able to set high-performance goals for your project
Who is this course for:
Landscape architects working on sustainability projects
Architects looking to integrate landscapes in their green building projects
Students interested in sustainable landscape strategies
Developers looking for an overview of sustainability goals for landscapes
What does this course include:
43 mins on-demand video
1 practice test
Full lifetime access
Access on mobile and TV
Certificate of completion
"A very helpful course, good presentation but it needs more pictures and examples rather than just focusing on percentages and texts"
"Very helpful. Thank you."
"well organized and I liked the ties into LEED"
"The comparisons between rating systems are helpful."
-Jessica Kenzie Spencer