Sustainable Site Design(moving from 5/19 to 6/30/21)

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Please log into the webinar 15 – 30 minutes before start time.

Wednesday, May 19, 2021
8:30 am – 3:50 pm CDT (incl. a 30-min. break)

Presented by
Dr. Jairo H. Garcia

Rules, Regulations, Certifications and Resources
Sustainable Sites Initiative
Principles of low impact development
New urbanism
Aesthetic, energy-efficiency and health benefits

Light Pollution Reduction
Defining light pollution
Safety, health and environmental impacts of outdoor lighting
Outdoor lighting ordinances
Light pollution reduction techniques

Ecology and Site Design
Conservation biology
Landscape ecology
Restoration ecology

Sustainable Stormwater Management
Stormwater requirements and permitting
Stormwater harvesting and reuse
Infiltrating stormwater
Rain gardens

Pollinator-Friendly Design
Native pollinators
Pollinator decline
Habitat restoration/enhancement

Bird-Friendly Building Design
Glass construction: problems and solutions
Lighting efficiency and design

Webinar Instructions

Each webinar session earns continuing education credit and can be registered for individually. All attendees must log-on through their own email – attendees may not watch together if they wish to earn continuing education credit. HalfMoon Education Inc. must be able to prove attendance if either the attendee or HalfMoon Education Inc. is audited.

Certificates of completion can be downloaded in PDF form upon passing a short quiz. A link to the quiz will be sent to each qualifying attendee immediately after the webinar. The certificate can be downloaded from the Results page of the quiz upon scoring 80% or higher.

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Professional Engineers:
6.5 PDHs

6.5 HSW CE Hours

AIA:    (AIA credits only available for attending live webinar)
6.5 LU|HSW

Landscape Architects:
6.5 HSW CE Hours

LA CES:    (LA CES credits only available for attending live webinar)
6.5 HSW CE Hours

International Code Council:
.65 CEUs (Sustainability)

Continuing Education Credit Information
Sustainable Site Design

This webinar offers 6.5 PDHs to professional engineers and 6.5 HSW continuing education hours to architects in all states. It offers 6.5 HSW continuing education hours to landscape architects all states. HalfMoon Education is not seeking landscape architect approval in Florida, New Jersey, or North Carolina.

HalfMoon Education is an approved continuing education sponsor for engineers in Florida (Provider No. 0004647), Indiana (License No. CE21700059), Maryland, New Jersey (Approval No. 24GP00000700), and North Carolina (S-0130). HalfMoon Education is deemed an approved continuing education sponsor for New York engineers, architects, and landscape architects via its registration with the American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System (Regulations of the Commissioner §68.14(i)(2), §69.6(i)(2), and §79-1.5(i)(2)).

This course has been approved by the American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System for 6.5 LU|HSW (Sponsor No. J8850 and the Landscape Architect Continuing Education System for 6.5 HSW PDHs.

Courses approved by the AIA/CES qualify for Florida architects.

The International Code Council has approved this event for .65 CEUs in the specialty area of Sustainability (Preferred Provider No. 1232).


Dr. Jairo H. Garcia

Dr. J Garcia is an expert in urban sustainability, climate change and sustainability education. Dr. Garcia develops innovative policies and educational programs to make communities and cities cleaner, sustainable, resilient, and equitable. He is the lead author of Atlanta’s Climate Action Plan and led a collaborative effort with more than 40 stakeholders to the 100 Resilience Cities application, awarded to the City of Atlanta in 2016. Dr. Garcia is a member of the Georgia Research Roadmap steering committee, an initiative of the Georgia Climate Project lead by University of Georgia, Georgia Tech, and Emory University, which has a goal of improving understanding of climate impacts and solutions in Georgia. He received the Individual Climate Leadership Award by the EPA in 2017. This award recognized Dr. Garcia’s leadership in addressing climate change and engaging organizations, peers and partners. He represented the Mayor of Atlanta at COP23 in Bonn, Germany and presented at an event organized by the International Urban Cooperation Programme related to global cooperation to address climate change. Dr. Garcia’s publications on urban sustainability, climate change and sustainability education are numerous. His academic experiences include a position as a research assistant and two teaching assistant positions at Columbia University, a faculty adjunct and thesis advisor position at Concordia University, and faculty adjunct positions for the UCLA-Extension Program, the Georgia Institute of Technology and Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Garcia holds an engineering degree, an MSc degree in Management of Information Technologies from Syracuse University, an MSc degree in Sustainability Management from Columbia University and a doctoral degree in Educational Technology and Sustainability from Pepperdine University.

AIA Info

AIA Provider Statement:

HalfMoon Education Inc. is a registered provider of AIA-approved continuing education under Provider Number J885. All registered AIA/CES Providers must comply with the AIA Standards for Continuing Education Programs. Any questions or concerns about this provider of learning program may be sent to AIA/CES ( or (800) AIA 3837, Option 3).

This learning program is registered with AIA/CES for continuing professional education. As such, it does not include content that may be deemed or construed to be an approval or endorsement by the AIA of any material of construction or any method or manner of handling, using, distributing, or dealing in any material or product.

AIA continuing education credit has been reviewed and approved by AIA/CES. Learners must complete the entire learning program to receive continuing education credit. AIA continuing education Learning Units earned upon completion of this course will be reported to AIA/CES for AIA members. Certificates of Completion for both AIA members and non-AIA members are available upon request.

Course Title: Sustainable Site Design

Delivery Method: Live Online

Course Description: This course examines how sites can be designed to reduce light pollution, embrace conservation, landscape and restoration ecology principles, manage stormwater, and be pollinator and bird-friendly.

Learning Objectives:

Learning Objective 1:
Learners will be able to reference rules, regulations, certifications and resources for sustainable sites, and they will be able to discuss principles of low impact development, new urbanism, energy-efficienct and the Sustainable Sites Initiative.

Learning Objective 2:
Learners will be able to explain the safety, health and environmental impacts of outdoor lighting and identify ways to reduce light pollution on sites

Learning Objective 3:
Learners will be able to identify the ways and means to manage stormwater to reduce erosion and subsequent sedimentation in order to maintain water quality and wildlife habitat.

Learning Objective 4:
Learners will be able to explain how sustainable site efforts can protect native pollinators by providing habitat, and they will be able to protect birds with appropriate glass construction and proper lighting.

LUs: 6.5                                                                                              LU Type: LU|HSWs.

Prerequisites: Experience with site design and familiarity with landscaping and concern for the environment

Advance Preparation: None

Program Level: Intermediate

Course Expiration Date:  03/25/2024

Complaint Resolution Policy:

Complaints regarding this course can be emailed to or by calling (715) 835-5900. A HalfMoon Education representative will respond within 72 hours to resolve the complaint, which will include, but not limited to, access to another CE activity at no or reduced cost or a full or partial refund. Each instance will be resolved on a case-by-case situation.