TAG: Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design

Sustainability standards faceoff

March 12, 2015By

We compare and contrast how the LEED and Green Globes rating systems for green buildings allocate points for irrigation and water efficiency. With the General Services Administration recognizing both the Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) and Green Globes programs as credible standards for green buildings, we examine the similarities and differences between the rating systems in terms of... read more

SITES certifies four new properties

August 12, 2014By

The Sustainable Sites Initiative (SITES) program certified four new landscapes, including a pocket park in Washington, 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. A collaboration of the American Society of Landscape Architects,... read more