Headwaters at Tryon Creek Included in Sustainable Pilot Program

The Sustainable Sites Initiative chose GreenWorks’ project The Headwaters at Tryon Creek to participate in a two-year Pilot Program that will certify Headwaters as Pilot Certified. ¬†Headwaters was selected among the diverse range of projects chosen, and will be in the first group to demonstrate the certification requirements in the United States. ¬†Headwaters will undergo rigorous evaluation using the The Sustainable Sites Initiative: Guidelines and Performance Benchmarks 2009 that will look beyond sustainability and evaluate every aspect of the design and site, rating the project on a 4 star scale. ¬†Check out the Sustainable Sites Initiative site for more information: http://www.sustainablesites.org/pilot/

GreenWorks’ Principal Jim Figurski weighed in on the Pilot program and the impact it holds on the landscape architecture industry in a Sustainable Business Oregon article published recently: http://www.sustainablebusinessoregon.com/articles/2010/05/three_oregon_sites_chosen_for_sustainable_pilot.html

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