U.S. Green Building Council, Alabama Chapter May Meeting

The Sustainable Sites Initiative is an interdisciplinary partnership
between the American Society of Landscape Architects, the Lady Bird
Johnson Wildflower Center, the United States Botanic Garden and a
diverse group of stakeholder organizations to develop guidelines and
standards for landscape sustainability.

Date: Wednesday, May 28, 2008
Time: 11:30am – 1:00pm
Venue: Alagasco Midtown Center
20 South 20th Street, Birmingham
Speaker: John Wilson, Golightly Architects
Lunch/Program: $10 Members / $15 Non-Members
Please RSVP to Ellen Hawley by May 23, 2008 ellen@eco-ideas.com

The motivation behind this initiative stems from the desire to protect and enhance the ability of landscapes to provide services such as climate regulation, clean air and water, and improved quality of life. Sustainable Sites™ is a cooperative effort with the intention of supplementing existing green building and landscape guidelines as well as becoming a stand-alone tool for site sustainability.

The US Green Building Council (USGBC), a stakeholder in the initiative, anticipates incorporating these guidelines and standards into future iterations of the LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Green Building Rating System™.

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