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New rating system for sustainable landscape design

Landscapes | January 1, 2008 | By:

ASLA, the University of Texas at Austin’s Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center and the United States Botanic Garden have announced the development of a new rating system for sustainable landscape design called the Sustainable Sites Initiative. The new rating system was created to encourage sustainable landscape design.

The Sites Initiative will measure the sustainability of designed landscapes of all types, including public, commercial and residential projects. The U.S. Green Building Council plans to adopt the Sustainable Sites metrics into its LEED® system once they are finished.

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