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Worcester Presinar: Exploring the SITES Rating System: Water

May 17, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

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Join the Central Massachusetts USGBC community for an evening of green building exploration and discussion. At the Sustainability Hub, watch the following webinar and discuss your practice and experience with those in the room as it relates to the webinar. RSVP for us to save you a seat at the Sustainability Hub’s viewing room. Thank you for supporting the mission and community in Central Massachusetts!

Site Design – Water

GBCI: 0920012015

Discover the intents and requirements of the prerequisites and credits in the Site Design – Water section of the SITES v2 rating system


This course begins with an overview of Section 3: Site Design – Water section of the SITES v2 rating system, which focuses on understanding water use on site, its natural cycle as well as the larger context and impact of water locally. For each prerequisite and credit, intents, requirements, and strategies are reviewed. In addition, a case study example of a project that has been particularly successful with the Site Design – Water section of the SITES v2 rating system is shown.

In addition to this series, there are several resources available for the SITES v2 rating system, including the text of the rating system itselfa credit scorecard, and a Reference Guide. Both the rating system and scorecard can be downloaded for free. The reference guide is available for purchase. We recommend you access these for reference, as needed, throughout this series.

For discussion questions, related activities and additional resources to support this series, check out the Instructor Guide.

Note: This series as a whole is approved for 7 PDHs with LA CES. If you are interested in having hours reported to LA CES, please email sitesap@gbci.org and include copies of all 10 certificates of completion from this series. LA CES PDHs are not available for partial completion of this series.


  1. Identify the intents, requirements and best practices for the prerequisites and credit of the Site Design – Water section of the SITES v2 rating system, such as the Manage precipitation on site prerequisite.

  2. Analyze the importance of water conservation and reuse in and around a project site, as supported throughout the Site Design – Water section of the SITES v2 rating system, including the Reduce outdoor water use credit.

  3. Explore opportunities to achieve credits through examination of the SITES rating system, including the Restore aquatic ecosystems credit.

  4. Discuss the water-related economic and social benefits as they relate to the Guiding Principles of the SITES rating system.


Location: The Sustainability Hub is located at 912 Main Street, Worcester, MA, 01610. Parking is available across the street from the Sustainability Hub, and please be sure to place the attached Parking Pass in your front windshield. As a safety precaution please use the painted crosswalk to access the Sustainability Hub. Further street parking can befound on Hawthorne Street and Main Street. 

Click here to download the PARKING PASS !


May 17, 2018
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm


Sustainability Hub
912 Main Street
Worcester, MA 01610 United States
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