The primary source for the SITES AP exam is the SITES Reference Guide. The following list of references is not meant to be comprehensive. When combined with the exam specifications, the candidate has the material from which the exam is based.
- SITES v2 Rating System: For Sustainable Land Design and Development. Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center of The University of Texas at Austin, the U.S. Botanic Garden, and the American Society of Landscape Architects, 2014. Print and Digital versions available.
- SITES v2 Reference Guide: For Sustainable Land Design and Development. Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center of The University of Texas at Austin, the U.S. Botanic Garden, and the American Society of Landscape Architects, 2014. Print and Digital versions available.
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- A city is redeveloping an existing paved parking lot into a pocket park that meets the needs of neighboring residents. The site will include shade trees, a community food garden, and a nature-based playground. The project team plans to pursue C4.7: Optimize biomass. According to this credit, what does the team use as the baseline condition from which to measure site improvements? *This question represents Domain 5: Site Design and Knowledge Statement B.x: Concept of optimizing biomass.
- Pre-Columbian condition
- Existing site condition (i.e., paved parking lot)
- Same size park within 5 miles (8 kilometers)
- Closest greenfield/undeveloped site
- In P7.3: Restore soils disturbed during construction, which of the following applications is required to comply with soil restoration criteria that is guided by a site’s reference soil? *This question represents Domain 6: Construction and Knowledge Statement G: Exceptions to soil restoration requirements.
- Lawn and open space
- Trails and bike paths
- Preserved natural forest
- Mulch-covered playground