SITES Certification

SITES is the roadmap to building strong and resilient communities.

SITES centers around the understanding that land is an important part in creating a planned, designed, developed, and maintained environment where negative environmental impacts can be avoided. Sustainable landscape can serve as path to building resilient communities that are able to mitigate the negative impacts of environmental injustice.

These sustainable landscapes are able to benefit the environment, property owners, and local and regional communities and economies.


What are the benefits of SITES?

Better landscaping architecture practices.

Attracts users and investors.

Provide habitat for wildlife, reduce energy consumption, improve air quality, improve human health and increase recreation opportunities outdoors.

Improve the health, safety, and wellbeing of our communities.

Recognized as environmentally responsible by the investors.

Complies with the highest and most rigorous stands of sustainability.

Allows the reduction of the demand for water. Filters and reduces water runoff pluvial.

SITES categories

SITES is a sustainability centered framework to protect the environment and enhance the benefits provided to our communities.
This certification focuses on the planification, design, construction, and maintenance of projects such as: parks, and open areas, to name a few.

What type of projects can get certified?

Open Spaces
Educational Institutional
Streetscapes and parks

Certification levels

70 - 84 Points

85 - 99 points

100 - 134 points

135 + points