John Jay Landscape Development refers to the SITES protocols for every job we plan. We adhere to these principles as closely as our work in the residential market allows. Please take a look at these important land development principles that are gaining a wider acceptance in our practice every day:
The Sustainable Sites Initiative (SITES™) was created to promote sustainable land development and management practices that can apply to sites with and without buildings. SITES provides tools for those who influence land development and management practices and can address increasingly urgent global concerns such as climate change, loss of biodiversity, and resource depletion. SITES-certified landscapes help reduce water demand, filter and reduce stormwater runoff, provide wildlife habitat, reduce energy consumption, improve air quality, improve human health and increase outdoor recreation opportunities.