The Sustainable Sites Initiative™ (SITES™) is an interdisciplinary effort by the American Society of Landscape Architects, the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center at The University of Texas at Austin and the United States Botanic Garden to create voluntary national guidelines and performance benchmarks for sustainable land design, construction and maintenance practices. Major funding for the Sustainable Sites Initiative is provided by the Meadows Foundation and Landscape Structures.
SITES is excited to announce four new Pilot Projects that have achieved certification under the nation's most comprehensive rating system for the sustainable design, construction, and maintenance of built landscapes. To date, 15 pilot projects have achieved certification. Learn more about them here.
Thanks to everyone who submitted comments on the proposed SITES 2013 Prerequisites and Credits! The complete SITES v2 will be finalized and released in the fall of 2013, at which time open enrollment will being for any project to pursue certification.