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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

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