Brian Creamer, LEED Green Associate, a planner at Nitsch Engineering, is among the first group to earn the SITES Accredited Professional (SITES AP) credential through Green Building Certification Inc. (GBCI). As one of the first certified SITES APs in the country, Brian has demonstrated his knowledge, expertise, and commitment to integrating sustainability into landscapes.
SITES Certification establishes a common framework to define the profession of sustainable landscape design and development. SITES APs possess the knowledge and skills necessary to support SITES certification, including participating in the design and development process, supporting and encouraging integrated design, managing the application and certification of projects, and providing advocacy and education for the adoption of SITES.
The Sustainable SITES Initiative (SITES) is the first program of its kind to offer a systematic, comprehensive rating system designed to define sustainable land development and management. SITES aligns land development and management with innovative sustainable design. The certification defines what a sustainable site is and, ultimately, elevates the value of landscapes in the built environment. Nitsch Engineering is proud to have worked on one of the first SITES v1 pilot projects, Washington Canal Park, which earned a three-star certification.
As a SITES AP, Brian works with the team at Nitsch Engineering to foster a culture which strives to bring resilience and sustainable practices to each project. Brian is also a strong advocate for our clients and helps create landscapes and places that provide important ecosystem services, conserve resources, create regenerative systems and foster resiliency, mitigate climate change, and enhance human wellbeing while strengthening the community.
More information on the SITES AP is available here.
About Green Business Certification Inc.
Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI) is the premier organization independently recognizing excellence in green business industry performance and practice globally. Established in 2008, GBCI exclusively administers project certifications and professional credentials and certificates within the framework of the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED green building rating systems, as well as the PEER standard for power systems, the WELL building standard, the Sustainable SITES Initiative (SITES), Parksmart, EDGE, and the GRESB benchmark. Through rigorous certification and credentialing standards, GBCI drives adoption of green business practices, which fosters global competitiveness and enhances environmental performance and human health benefits.