Sustainable Landscapes Give Back

It may come as a surprise to many that the gold standard of the green building industry, LEED certification, actually does very little to address the land beyond the building. The highest ranked LEED buildings may perform very poorly from a sustainability perspective. Fortunately, this gap has been addressed by The Sustainable Sites Initiative, a cooperative effort of The Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, The American Society of Landscape Architects, and the US Botanic Garden.

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