The SS Category promotes responsible, innovative and practical site designs that are sensitive to plants, wildlife, water and air-quality and that mitigate some of the negative effects buildings have on the local and regional environment.
Reduce and remediate environmental damage to a project site
Select sustainable landscapes, where water-efficient strategies require less maintenance, chemicals fertilizers and pesticides
Restore native vegetation to protect wildlife habitat and biodiversity
Reduce storm-water runoff to all bodies of water to protect aquatic wildlife
Select highly-reflective surfaces to decrease heat-island effect
Reduce light pollution to encourage wildlife biodiversity