Thursday, October 18, 2007

Following a good LEED

With the recent success of the US Green Build Council's LEED certified building concept that has been taking off landscaping designers are following. Fastcompany covers it here.

With the name the "Sustainable Sites Initiative," it was unveiled last week at the American Society of Landscape Architects Expo as a joint project by that organization, the University of Texas at Austin's Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, and the United States Botanic Garden.

Thinking about it I'm surprised they didn't start the whole thing off. I've complained for years about the lack of strategy we use with city code and landscaping design. (since my family's company had to build useless landscaping and then shortly after got blindsided with storm water regulations for run off).

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