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New Program Aims to Develop Green Landscape Metrics
A new rating system for sustainable landscapes will measure the sustainability of designed landscapes of all types, including public, commercial, and residential projects.
The new system is under development by The American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA), The University of Texas at Austin’s Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, and the United States Botanic Garden.
“This will provide the missing link for green building standards,” says Nancy Somerville, executive vice president and CEO of ASLA. “Developers, designers, owners, and public officials will now have the tools at hand to significantly increase sustainability in the built environment, from interiors to landscapes.”
Additional program partners include the U.S. Green Building Council, the Environmental Protection Agency’s GreenScapes Program, and the American Society of Civil Engineers’ Environment and Water Resources Institute.