TAG: Sustainable Sites Initiative

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

A greener land: The SITES Pilot Program

March 1, 2012By

The Sustainable Sites Initiative (SITES) Pilot Program has a certain obstacle course-like excitement to it. It’s like the Amazing Race of the landscape world, without the race. At a time when the landscape industry is increasingly turning to sustainable practices and LEED-certified buildings, the SITES Pilot Program is shedding new light on the importance of practicing ecological responsibility outside — on property.... read more

First projects certified by SITES national rating system for sustainable landscapes

February 22, 2012By

Three projects certified for sustainable design, construction and maintenance.   The Sustainable Sites Initiative (SITES) has announced the first three projects to be certified by what it says is the nation’s most comprehensive system for rating the sustainable design, construction and maintenance of built landscapes. The corporate headquarters of an international manufacturing company, a new university green space and a children’s playground... read more