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The Sustainable Sites Initiative - Sustainable Landscape Rating Initiative

SITES is a comprehensive system for creating sustainable and resilient land development projects.  It is used by landscape architects, engineers, planners, ecologists, architects, developers, and policy makers to align land development and management with innovative sustainable design.

  • Administered by Green Business Certification Inc., SITES offers a comprehensive rating system designed to distinguish sustainable landscapes, measure their performance, and elevate their value. It is for development on sites with or without buildings and is like the LEED rating system but geared to landscape.
  • SITES is developing ways to make health and safety a strong priority for a smart, equitable and sustainable pandemic recovery. Their first step is the introduction of the SITES Safety First Pilot Credit which is intended to promote best practice requirements in operations and management of landscapes, parks, and other outdoor spaces to take precautions against the spread of COVID-19
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