SITES Program Certifies Sustainable Landscape Projects from Seattle to Atlanta

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AUSTIN, Texas — The Sustainable Sites Initiative™ (SITES™) program has certified four new landscapes, including a pocket park in Washington state, a mixed-use development in northern California, a historic Civil-War era preserve in New York, and the headquarters of an architecture firm in Georgia.

The four projects join 30 others certified by the SITES program, which is the nation’s most comprehensive rating system for sustainable land design and development.

SITES v2 Rating System for Sustainable Landscapes Now Available

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AUSTIN, Texas - The most comprehensive system for developing sustainable landscapes, the SITES v2 Rating System, has been released by the Sustainable Sites Initiative™ (SITES™) program for use by landscape architects, designers, engineers, architects, developers, policymakers and others who work in land design and development.

SITES: A New Standard for Ecological Landscape Design

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In May, Great Ecology wrote a blog entry calling SITES™, "a new standard for ecological landscape design." The post mentions how SITES is a voluntary program similar to the USGBC's LEED Certification. However, rather than buildings, the focus for SITES is the performance metrics that measure a built landscape's ability to provide ecosystem services.