SITES and green infrastructure: A strategy for building resilient environments


SITES helps foster the development of green infrastructure, which is defined as any practice that uses or replicates natural systems to achieve a desired outcome. Green infrastructure practices (e.g., green roofs, rain gardens, bioswales, pervious pavement) are now being used by cities around the world. By looking to nature for guidance, SITES helps project teams in creating environments that improve water quality, control erosion, mitigate flooding and provide wildlife habitat.

Choose your Greenbuild Europe sessions from four targeted tracks

Greenbuild Europe—to be held April 17–18 in Berlin, Germany—will feature over 30 robust and thought-provoking education sessions and workshops. For the green building community in Europe, Greenbuild offers a tremendous opportunity for professionals, providing a platform for connecting with peers, discovering the latest market innovations and supporting credential maintenance.

The program

Workshops will be held on Mon., April 16, and include the following topics:


PEER: Helping to power change in India and around the world

In recent years, India has taken on a greater leadership role in providing clean and reliable power to all. The government has set a goal of installing 175 GW of renewable power capacity by 2022 and increasing non-fossil-based power capacity to 40 percent by 2030.

In 2009, installed solar capacity was 6 MW and today its grown to 17 GW.


Parksmart certification is tailored to your needs


Whether your garage has already embraced cutting-edge sustainability strategies or is starting to evaluate ways to improve garage performance, Parksmart is a fit for you.

Over the past year, Parksmart has evolved to provide a tailored experience. Initially conceived as a tool to recognize industry leaders, Parksmart has expanded, now supporting all parking operations in their pursuit of improved performance and greater social impact.