OLIN and Sustainable Sites
The Sustainable Sites Initiative has selected four OLIN projects for their two-year pilot program to test the rating system developed specifically for sustainable landscape design, construction and maintenance. OLIN’s Washington Canal Park in Washington, DC; Robert F. Wagner, Jr. Park in New York City; Yale University Kroon Hall in New Haven; and a corporate headquarters in Southern Texas will join others in employing cutting-edge guidelines and performance benchmarks outlined in the Sustainable Sites rating system.
Launched in 2005, the Sustainable Sites Initiative represents a partnership of the American Society of Landscape Architects, the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center at The University of Texas at Austin and the United States Botanic Garden to fill a critical gap in green design, construction and maintenance by creating voluntary guidelines and performance benchmarks for sustainable landscapes of all kinds, with or without buildings. The pilot program puts to the test a rating system created by dozens of the country’s leading sustainability experts, scientists and design professionals, with public input from hundreds of individuals and dozens of organizations, including OLIN CEO Lucinda Sanders who is a member of the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center Advisory Board.