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Will Howard, PLA, ASALA’s Advice on Getting Started With the Sustainable SITES Initiative

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Will Howard, PLA, ASLA was recently published on The Sustainable SITES Initiative (SITES) blog for his input and expertise on designing sustainable, high-performance landscapes.

In this article Will offers tips and advice for anyone starting their first Sustainable SITES Initiative (SITES) project.

SITES is used by landscape architects, designers, engineers, planners, ecologists, architects, developers, policy-makers and others to align land development and management with innovative sustainable design.

Land is a crucial component of the built environment and can be planned, designed, developed and maintained to protect and enhance the benefits we derive from healthy functioning landscapes. SITES helps create ecologically resilient communities and benefits the environment, property owners, and local and regional communities and economies.

Administered by Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI), SITES offers a comprehensive rating system designed to distinguish sustainable landscapes, measure their performance and elevate their value. SITES certification is for development projects located on sites with or without buildings—ranging from national parks to corporate campuses, streetscapes to homes, and more.


 Click below to read the article 

The Advice You Need to Get Started on your SITES Journey


Since you’re here, why not check out this video HP produced about their Boise Sustainable Campus Landscape Project?
The HP, Inc. campus in Boise, Idaho was the first SITES v2 Certified corporate campus in the world and the first SITES Certified Project in Idaho.

Interested in creating a sustainable, high-performance landscape at your new or existing campus, commercial building, community park, or home? We have the experience, knowledge, and horsepower to make the process efficient and enjoyable.

CONTACT US anytime to set up a free consultation to talk about your project and its sustainable possibilities.