U.S. Botanic Garden’s Renovated Bartholdi Park Showcases Sustainable Gardening, Achieves SITES Gold Certification

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Washington, D.C.—(June 21, 2018)—The renovation of Bartholdi Park at the United States Botanic Garden (USBG) is complete, and the new garden is a showcase of sustainable gardening. Created in 1932, Bartholdi Park has served as a demonstration garden for more than 80 years, and until 2016, had not undergone a complete renovation since its original construction.

U.S. Green Building Council Announces Top 10 States for LEED in India

Tamil Nadu tops the list, followed by Maharashtra, Karnataka, Haryana and Delhi

Mumbai, India—(27 April 2018)—Today, USGBC released the list of India’s Top 10 States for LEED, the world’s most widely used green building rating system. This is the first time the list has been released in India, and it ranks states in terms of gross square feet (GSF) of LEED-certified space overall.

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D.C. park puts sustainable landscaping on display for communities [video]

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For more than 80 years, Bartholdi Park at the U.S. Botanic Garden in Washington, D.C., has served as a demonstration garden for residents and visitors visiting the nation’s capital. When it came time to undergo a renovation, the team saw an opportunity to show how applying sustainable design and development principles can help elevate the value of land in a way that better serves communities and the environment.

Shaping the future of land development with site performance data

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Feature image: Washington Canal Park in Washington, D.C.

New construction projects that follow design guidelines and aim to meet performance benchmarks set a critical foundation for sustainability. The SITES v2 Rating System provides a clear framework for developing such projects, while emphasizing site maintenance and encouraging performance monitoring post-construction.