TAG: SITES

GBCI acquires, relaunches SITES

June 10, 2015By

Green Business Certification (GBCI) relaunched its newly acquired SITES rating system, which the company calls a “comprehensive program and toolkit for developing sustainable landscapes.” The SITES rating system uses industry standards for landscape design and incorporates additional recommendations from technical experts in the fields of soil science, botany and horticulture, hydrology, materials, and human health and well-being. Some of the... 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

SITES certifies three new projects

November 27, 2013By

The Sustainable Sites Initiative (SITES) has certified three new projects that have achieved certification under the nation’s most comprehensive rating system for sustainable landscapes. The newly certified projects are Shoemaker Green, a university green space in Philadelphia that received two stars; Washington Canal Park in Washington, D.C., which received three stars; and Phipps’ Center for Sustainable Landscapes in Pittsburgh, which... read more

SITES certifies 8 new landscape projects

August 13, 2013By

The Sustainable Sites Initiative certified eight new projects that achieved certification under the nation’s most comprehensive rating system for the sustainable design, construction and maintenance of built landscapes. These projects, as part of a group of 150 projects participating in a two-year pilot program, have applied the 2009 SITES guidelines and met the requirements for pilot certification. The newly certified... read more

Four projects become SITES-certified

March 5, 2013By

WASHINGTON—The Sustainable Sites Initiative (SITES) introduces four projects that have achieved certification under the nation’s most comprehensive rating system for the sustainable design, construction and maintenance of built landscapes. These projects, as part of a group of 150 projects participating in an extensive, two-year pilot program, have applied the SITES guidelines and met the requirements for certification. The newly certified projects include Theater... read more

8 projects become SITES certified

September 19, 2012By

WASHINGTON— The Sustainable Sites Initiative (SITES) has announced eight projects that have achieved certification under the nation’s most comprehensive rating system for  the sustainable design, construction and maintenance of built landscapes. These projects, as part of a group of 150 projects participating in an extensive, two-year pilot program, have applied the SITES guidelines and met the requirements for certification. The... read more