There may be a new green professional credential for design and construction professionals on the horizon. The Sustainable Sites Initiative™ (SITES™) has launched a survey to gauge market demand for a new SITES credential and project certification. In one possible future scenario, credentialed professionals would use a “SITES AP” or something similar after their names.
SITES – a partnership between the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA), the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower at the University of Texas at Austin and the U.S. Botanic Garden – created a new rating system for sustainable land design, construction and maintenance in 2009. Now, SITES is working with the Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI), which manages the certification and credentialing programs for the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating Systems™.
The survey consists of approximately 70 questions and will take around a half an hour to complete. While the survey is on the long side, it will help the SITES and GBCI teams understand the potential market for a new credential and project certification. The survey is open until Wednesday, November 2, and respondents are eligible to win a $100 Amazon gift card. Any questions about the survey should be direct to Will Terrill with the subject “SITES Survey” at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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