Rating the Landscape

A new rating system for open and planted spaces has been created, offering a way to identify the most sustainable landscapes.
November 10, 2009, 8am PST | Nate Berg
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"'The recognition of the need to address climate change and sustainability is going up and up,' says Nancy Somerville, CEO of the American Society of Landscape Architects, who worked with the U.S. Botanic Garden in Washington, D.C., and the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center at the University of Texas-Austin to create the first national rating system for sustainable landscapes."

The system is seen as LEED for landscapes, which will be rated on a variety of criteria, including tree cover and ground porosity.

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Published on Thursday, November 5, 2009 in USA Today
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