Sustainable SITES Initiative™ Workshop

  • Thursday, September 08, 2016
  • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Morton Arboretum, Thornhill Education Center (Arbor Room), 4100 Illinois Route 53, Lisle, IL 60532
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  • The Early Bird Ticket deadline has passed and tickets are $145 after September 5.
  • The Early Bird Ticket deadline has passed and tickets are $145 after September 5.
  • The Early Bird Ticket deadline has passed and tickets are $170 after September 5.

Sponsor the event and receive complimentary event registration(s) and more benefits. Contact Joan Martin at 312-245-8300 x205 or for sponsorship levels and benefits.
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Join GBCI, USGBC-Illinois, and ASLA-Illinois for a one-day regional workshop on the concepts and goals of sustainable and regenerative land design via the Sustainable Sites Initiative™ (SITES™). SITES® is a program dedicated to fostering resiliency and transforming land development and management practices towards regenerative design. The central message of the SITES® program is that any project holds the potential to protect, improve, and regenerate the natural benefits and services provided by healthy ecosystems. This workshop will provide practitioners and regional leaders with the tools they need to integrate SITES® into their work.


  • Danielle Pieranunzi, Program Director, Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
  • Micah Silvey, Director of Certification, Green Business Certification Inc.
  • Jamie Statter, Vice President of Strategic Relationships, USGBC
  • Lunch Keynote: Terry Guen, President & Principal, Terry Guen Design Associates
  • Project Tour: Susan Jacobson, Landscape Architect, The Morton Arboretum

Agenda will include:

  • Registration + Breakfast
  • Introductions to GBCI team & SITES
  • Background on the SITES Rating System
  • The SITES Rating System structure, categories, pre-requisites,credits + Q&A
  • Lunch + Keynote: Terry Guen + Q&A
  • Project Workshop + Interactive Session
  • Pilot Project Tour

Registration: The Early Bird Ticket deadline has been extended and tickets go up to $145 for ASLA & USGBC Illinois members and $170 for Non-Members after September 5. Registration also includes morning coffee and pastries and lunch.

Continuing Education: 6.0 hours pending approval for ASLA state chapters and for GBCI CEU.


Thank you to our generous program sponsors!





Greenberg Farrow
Montale Gardens, Inc.
Rosborough Partners, Inc

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