The  Sustainable Sites Initiative  (aka SITES) announced the selection of the  Novus International  global headquarters as one of the landscapes to participate in a new program testing the first rating system for green landscape design, construction and maintenance.

Novus will join more than 150 other pilot projects from 34 states as well as from Canada, Iceland and Spain as part of an international pilot project program to evaluate the new SITES rating system for sustainable landscapes, with and without buildings. 

Sustainable landscapes can clean water, reduce pollution and restore habitats, while providing significant economic and social benefits to land owners and municipalities.

SITES, 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, selected the Novus site based on its environmentally friendly elements.

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A sketch of the proposed landscaping.