Applying SITES v2 to the Landscape by @rethinktrees

SITES is an ecosystem services framework for built landscapes . A decision-making hierarchy of conservation, restoration and generation underlies much of the SITES credits, emphasizing the need to conserve resources and protect healthy functioning systems, restore what has been degraded, and create a functioning ecosystem in order to generate new ecosystem services where none exist. This thinking spans the rating system from its approach to soil conservation and restoration to the use and selection of materials. In June 2014, the SITES v2 Rating System: For Sustainable Land Design and Development was released, which incorporated all the research and feedback received from our earlier pilot program and public comment periods. The SITES v2 Rating System provides a comprehensive road map for defining and enhancing sustainability in site development and measuring its performan...

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