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First Certified SITES™ Projects Receive Wide Notice

The Sustainable Sites Initiative (SITES), a partnership among ASLA, the Ladybird Johnson Wildflower Center at the University of Texas at Austin, and the U.S. Botanic Garden, recently certified its first three projects, resulting in wide media coverage of both them and the program. Here are some highlights.

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What a Site
Ladybird Johnson Wildflower Center
1/25/12
“Last week when the Sustainable Sites Initiative (SITES) certified its first pilot projects, Woodland Discovery Playground became one of the first certified sustainable landscapes in the nation.”   

The New Stars of Landscape Architecture
Architect’s Newspaper
1/25/12
“Landscape projects now have the option to shoot for the stars. Sustainable Sites Initiative (SITES) has announced the first three projects to be certified by what is to date the most comprehensive system for rating the sustainable design, construction, and maintenance of built landscapes.” 

SITES Certifies Novus International Campus, One of the First Pilot Projects to be Certified, the First With a 3-star Rating
CBS Atlanta 46
01/30/12
“The global headquarters campus of Novus International, Inc. is one of the first pilot projects to be certified by the Sustainable Sites Initiative (SITES) for its sustainable site design, construction, and maintenance.”

LEED for the Outdoors? Landscapes Get Their Own Green Certification Standards
Good
1/30/12
“The American Society of Landscape Architects and the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center at the University of Texas at Austin have been working to create a set of standards since 2005. Last week, the program they developed, the Sustainable Sites Initiative, certified the first three landscapes through its standards process.” 

In Brief: Shelby Farms New Playground Gets Recognition
The Commercial Appeal
01/29/12
“The new Woodland Discovery Playground in Shelby Farms Park has won national recognition for its sustainable design, construction, and maintenance.”

First Projects Certified by SITES National Rating System for Sustainable Landscapes
ED+C Magazine
01/27/12
The Sustainable Sites Initiative (SITES) has announced the first three projects to be certified by the comprehensive system for rating the sustainable design, construction, and maintenance of built landscapes.”

First Projects Certified by SITES National Rating System for Sustainable Landscapes
AECCafe
01/25/12
“The Sustainable Sites Initiative (SITES) has announced the first three projects to be certified by the nation’s most comprehensive system for rating the sustainable design, construction, and maintenance of built landscapes.”

National Sustainability Rating System Certifies First Landscape Projects
The University of Texas at Austin
01/25/12
“The Sustainable Sites Initiative (SITES) has announced the first three projects to be certified by the nation’s most comprehensive system for rating the sustainable design, construction, and maintenance of built landscapes.”

First Projects Certified by SITES National Rating System for Sustainable Landscapes
Water Online
01/25/12
“The Sustainable Sites Initiative (SITES) has announced the first three projects to be certified by the nation's most comprehensive system for rating the sustainable design, construction, and maintenance of built landscapes.”

First Projects Certified by SITES National Rating System for Sustainable Landscapes
Bradenton Herald
01/25/12
“The Sustainable Sites Initiative (SITES) has announced the first three projects to be certified by the nation's most comprehensive system for rating the sustainable design, construction, and maintenance of built landscapes.”

First Projects Certified by SITES National Rating System for Sustainable Landscapes
Sustainable Cities Collective
01/25/12
“The Sustainable Sites Initiative (SITES) has announced the first three projects to be certified by the nation's most comprehensive system for rating the sustainable design, construction, and maintenance of built landscapes.”

UT Arlington Among First to Receive Sustainability Certification for Landscape
North Texas E-News
1/28/12
“The Sustainable Sites Initiative, a new rating system for sustainable design in landscape and site development, has named UT Arlington’s the Green at College Park one of the first three projects in the world to be certified according to the organization’s rigorous benchmarks.”

First Projects Certified by SITES National Rating System for Sustainable Landscapes
Facilities Management
01/27/12
“The Sustainable Sites Initiative (SITES) has announced the first three projects to be certified by the nation’s most comprehensive system for rating the sustainable design, construction, and maintenance of built landscapes.”



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