The SITES Rating System is a comprehensive program for designing, developing and maintaining sustainable landscapes. Administered by Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI), SITES is a complement to the LEED green building rating system of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).
SITES is a sustainability-focused framework that encourages landscape architects, engineers and others to protect ecosystems and enhance the benefits they provide communities. It is a comprehensive rating system to distinguish and design sustainable landscapes.
Its focus is on everything outside of buildings. Its goal is to help regenerate urban and existing built environments and their role in the greater ecosystem.