USGBC Readies Major Push on SITES

USGBC Readies Major Push on SITES

University of Texas at El Paso by Ten Eyck Landscape Architects / Terry Moore The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) has been on a rating system shopping spree for the past two years. In addition to purchasing the Sustainable SITES Initiative™ (SITES®) * last year, it has since incorporated ParkSmart, a new rating system for parking garages; PEER, which covers power stations; and, most recently, Envision, a tool for making civic infrastructure more sustainable, developed by the Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure (ISI). At GreenBuild in Los Angeles, representatives from USGBC and its certification arm, Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI), explained how their goal is to now identify all synergies across their expanded portfolio of 10 rating systems and then create “crosswalks” that enable developers and designers to leverage points across complex projects and rat...

Full article: http://www.sustainablecitiescollective.com/dirt/1254745/u...

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