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