Overall Rating Expired
Overall Score Expired
Liaison Megan Litke
Submission Date Jan. 31, 2011
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American University
IN-2: Innovation 2

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Chris O'Brien
Director of Sustainability
Office of Sustainability
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A brief description of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome:

AU is a pilot campus in the Sustainable Sites Initiative.

The Sustainable Sites Initiative™ (SITES™) is an interdisciplinary effort by 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 create voluntary national guidelines and performance benchmarks for sustainable land design, construction and maintenance practices.

SITES Pilot Projects will be the first projects in the United States and abroad to demonstrate the application of The Sustainable Sites Initiative: Guidelines and Performance Benchmarks 2009.

Feedback from the Pilot Program will be used to revise the final rating system and inform the technical reference manual (Reference Guide). This guide will provide real world examples of achieving sustainability goals and document the practices pilot projects used in solving site problems, slated for release in 2013.


A letter of affirmation from an individual with relevant expertise:
The website URL where information about the innovation is available:

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