SITES is a rating system that guides, evaluates and certifies a project’s sustainability in the planning, design, construction and management of landscapes and other outdoor spaces.

SITES supports landscape architects, planners and others in implementing nature-based solutions. SITES projects enhance biodiversity and mitigate climate change, while conserving resources, improving public health and protecting critical ecosystems.

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SITES certification is for projects located on sites with or without buildings—ranging from parks to corporate campuses, botanic gardens to universities, and more. Explore certified projects.

Milano MI

Hermosillo, Son.

SITES Community Partners

SITES Community Partners are part of a network of organizations that promote nature-based solutions, support the conservation of healthy ecosystems, and prioritize the development of meaningful, high-performance outdoor spaces. Learn more.

Austin Parks & Recreation       Phipps       United States Botanic Garden       Trend       Andropogon