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The Sustainable Sites Initiative — Wellness Wire

November 16, 2009

A consortium of experts have joined together to offer guidelines in the "design, construction, and on-going maintenance of a wide-variety of landscapes, both with and without buildings, including shopping malls, subdivisions, university campuses, corporate buildings, transportation centers, parks and other recreation areas, and single-family homes." The resulting rating system, called The Sustainable Sites Initiative, grants ratings of between one to four stars based on whether the site has achieved 40, 50, 60, or 80 percent on the scale respectively.

http://news.mongabay.com/2009/1115-hance_landscapes.html

www.sustainablesites.org

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