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The new projects join 23 others across the country that have achieved certification since June 2010 as SITES pilot projects. These diverse projects represent landscapes of various sizes, locations, types, and costs.
SITES™ is a voluntary, national rating system and set of performance benchmarks that applies to sites with or without buildings.
Since June 2010, pilot projects have been testing the 2009 rating system created by dozens of the country’s leading sustainability experts, scientists, and design professionals. The diverse projects represent various types, sizes, and locations as well as budgets. Fifteen pilot projects have achieved certification to date.
This new draft report reveals how landscape architects can help design the way towards greener infrastructure.
During the month of April, landscape architects will show their communities how they promote healthy living.
The Sustainable Sites Initiative™ (SITES™) has selected pilot projects to test a rating system for sustainable landscape design, construction, and maintenance.
George, along with other key officials, made the case why investment in parks spurs economic growth, helps combat childhood obesity, and offers a myriad of environmental benefits.