Sustainable Sites Initiative

Washington, DC (March 1, 2008)- The Preliminary Report on the Standards and Guidelines for Sustainable Sites is the result of more than a year of work by a diverse group of experts in development, design, construction, and maintenance of landscapes. It is based on a review of current science as well as best practices in the industries involved. The report details the important contributions to the environment made by soils, hydrology, vegetation, and materials and how sustainable sites benefit people who view and enjoy them.

Current Status:
* Case Study Submission- due May 1, 2008
The Sustainable Sites Initiative would like to collect case studies that use sustainable land development and management practices. You are invited to submit projects that monitor and document the success or failure of sustainable land practices. It is not required that the project be a sustainable site in all respects but rather that it illustrates such sustainable practices as stormwater management, integrated design teams, water conservation, habitat restoration (soil, vegetation and wildlife), education, user health and well-being, materials selection and management and others. For more information, visit
* Comment on Draft Report- due January 11, 2008
To make this initiative successful, you are invited to provide feedback on all aspects of the content presented in the Preliminary Report.
For more information, contact:
Sustainable Sites Initiative
Attn: Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
4801 La Crosse Avenue
Austin, TX 78739
Related Resources:
Case Study Submissions
Sustainable Sites Standards and Guidelines Preliminary Report