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Sustainable Landscapes Rating System Launched

The Sustainable Sites Initiative (SITES) program has updated its sustainable landscapes rating and certification program for use by landscape architects, designers, engineers, architects, developers and others who work in land design and development. Landscapes are considered sustainable if they reduce water demand, filter and reduce stormwater runoff, provide wildlife habitat, … Read more »

NREL Wins SITES Sustainable Landscaping Certification

The Energy Department’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory’s campus won a SITES certification for sustainable landscaping after participating in the Sustainable Sites Initiative’s pilot program. The pilot, which launched by in 2010, included 150 projects from 34 states. Roughly 30 acres on NREL‘s South Table Mountain campus in Golden, Colo. were included in … Read more »

Standards & Compliance: Greenroads, SITES, e-Stewards Enterprise, Greener Fields Together

The Monterey Road Reconstruction Project in San Jose, Calif., has become the first project in the state to achieve Greenroads certification, the Greenroads Foundation said. The 2.1-mile project earned a bronze rating for its design and construction sustainability efforts. The rating system is a collection of sustainable roadway design and … Read more »

Standards & Compliance Briefing: Natural Seal, Energy Star, Sustainable Sites, Green Grid

The Natural Seal program from the Natural Products Association has reached its 1,200th certification of natural products and ingredients. All certified manufacturers can use the Natural Seal on their labels. As the first natural certification in the US, the seal is used to help consumers identify personal care and home … Read more »

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