Last month, our friends at the Ecological Landscape Alliance posted a thoughtful, concise article outlining the 7 things that make SITES™ v2 "not just another green rating system," especially for projects that are not pursuing certification. The key message of the article, and the main goal behind the development of the the SITES™ program, is that it is a tool that offers a systematic approach to define, develop, enhance and restore landscapes to achieve improved ecosystem services.
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.
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.