SITES v2 is the most comprehensive system for developing sustainable landscapes. It is used by landscape architects, designers, engineers, architects, developers, policy-makers, and others to guide land design and development.
Originally modeled after the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED® Rating System, SITES v2 includes best practices in landscape architecture, ecological restoration, and related fields, and knowledge gained through peer-reviewed literature, case-study precedents, and projects registered in the SITES Pilot Program.
SiteScapes’ products can help in the following credit areas:
Reduce the consumption of virgin materials and avoid landfilling useful materials by purchasing products with recycled content.
Percentages are based on cost or replacement value. Determine the recycled content value of a material assembly by weight. The recycled fraction of the assembly is then multiplied by the cost of assembly to determine the recycled content value.
Strategies that could be used to achieve this credit include:
Reduce energy use for transportation; increase demand for regional materials, plants, and soils; and promote regional identity by supporting the use of local resources.
Percent calculations are based on cost or replacement value. If only a fraction of a material is extracted, harvested, recovered, and manufactured within the specified distances, then only that percentage 9by weight) shall contribute to the regional value. Use materials, plants, and soils that are sourced within the distances specified such that they constitute at least:
Extraction, harvest or recovery, and manufacture must occur within 500 miles.
Reduce emissions and promote a healthy lifestyle by encouraging and supporting efficient and adaptable modes of transportation.
Provide at least 3 of a specified list of options, including:
SiteScapes offers a wide variety of bike parking options that are perfect for bike security and storage as well as various seating options and both trash and recycling receptacles