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Draft landscape and neighborhood sustainability guidelines, benchmarks available for review and comments

The draft 2008 Sustainable Sites Initiative Guidelines and Performance Benchmarks is available online for your review. The deadline for comments is January 20, 2009. The Sustainable Sites Initiative is a project of the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA), the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center and the United States Botanic Garden. Read more at the ASLA blog.

The U.S. Green Building Council has released a draft of the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design for Neighborhood Design (LEED-ND) rating system. The deadline for comments is January 5, 2009.