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SITES is a sustainability-focused framework that ushers landscape architects, engineers and others toward practices that protect ecosystems and enhance the mosaic of benefits they continuously provide to communities, such as climate regulation, carbon storage and flood mitigation. By providing performance measures rather than prescribing practices, SITES supports the unique conditions of each site, encouraging project teams to be flexible and creative as they develop beautiful, functional and regenerative landscapes. SITES is complementary with the LEED system. There is a pre-certification option available.

Sector(s): Tools applicable to all sectors
Lifecycle Phase(s): Strategic Planning, Prioritization, Concept Design, Detailed Design, Construction, Operation and Maintenance
Type(s) of Tool: Rating System
Organization: Sustainable Sites Initiative, Green Business Certification, Inc (GBCI)

INVEST is a web-based self-evaluation tool to assess and enhance the sustainability of transportation projects across a large set of criteria divided into four modules: System Planning for States (SPS), System Planning for Regions (SPR), Project Development (PD) and Operations and Maintenance (OM). Each module is independent and evaluated separately.

Sector(s): Transportation
Lifecycle Phase(s): Strategic Planning, Project Planning, Concept Design, Detailed Design, Construction, Operation and Maintenance
Type(s) of Tool: Rating System
Organization: U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration

The Green Rating for Integrated Habitat Assessment (GRIHA) is India’s national framework for the assessment of environmental impacts of built environments with an individual version applying to large developments (>50Ha) (GRIHA-LD) and one for cities. For both versions, the net impact of built environments on quantitative and qualitative parameters is totalled and compared against a rating table, resulting in a sustainability certification.

Sector(s): Tools applicable to all sectors
Lifecycle Phase(s): Strategic Planning, Project Planning, Concept Design, Detailed Design, Construction, Operation and Maintenance
Type(s) of Tool: Rating System
Organization: Green Rating for Integrated Habitat Assessment, Green Rating for Integrated Habitat Assessment (GRIHA) Council

Green Star Communities assesses the planning, design and construction of large scale development projects at a precinct, neighbourhood and / or community scale. The main purpose of the tool is to assess communities’ development attributes against best practice benchmarks across sustainability matters. Green Star Communities certification lasts a maximum of five years, after which the project can recertify. This allows projects to re-assess their approach, improve and be recognised for progress made in delivering on the ground. The Green Star Communities Project Inception Checklist provides guidance for early plannig processes.

Sector(s): Urban Planning
Lifecycle Phase(s): Strategic Planning, Project Planning, Concept Design, Detailed Design, Construction
Type(s) of Tool: Rating System
Organization: Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA)

GreenLITES (Leadership In Transportation and Environmental Sustainability) is a self-certification program to help integrate sustainability principles into transportation projects of the State of New York (US). The program is used on a continuous basis and formally ranks capital projects and operations / maintenance work on a sub-regional basis and all region-wide investments made (and not made) on an annual cycle for internal review and comparison. The GreenLITES program is based on a collection of tools (rating systems, spreadsheets, and other metrics) for the planning and assessment of projects, operational activities, maintenance programs, and regional investments. There are three different programs offered: the GreenLITES Project Design Program, the GreenLITES Maintenance & Operation Program and the GreenLITES Project Solicitation Tool.

Sector(s): Transportation
Lifecycle Phase(s): Strategic Planning, Project Planning, Concept Design, Detailed Design, Construction, Operation and Maintenance
Type(s) of Tool: Rating System
Organization: New York State Department of Transportation

The Green Building Index (GBI) is Malaysia’s recognised green rating system to promote sustainability in the built environment and raise awareness about environmental issues and responsibility to the future generations. The GBI rating tool provides an opportunity for project developers and owners to improve green design and construction. The GBI assessments for townships assesses the sustainability of infrastructure projects at the scale of communities or small neighbourhoods. The evaluation process consists of a Planning Assessment, a Final Planning Assessment resulting in a pre-certification and a Completion & Verification Assessment which results in a final certification. To maintain the certification, reassessments are required every three years.

Sector(s): Urban Planning
Lifecycle Phase(s): Strategic Planning, Project Planning, Concept Design, Procurement, Detailed Design, Construction, Decomissioning/Repurposing
Type(s) of Tool: Rating System
Organization: Greenbuildingindex Sdn Bhd

The DGNB System for Districts is a planning and optimisation tool which helps to create sustainable and liveable districts. There are three types of certifications available across the project lifecycle: (1) a pre-certification for urban development plans, (2) a certificate for planning and development of projects that are at least 25% completed and (3) a final certificate for districts that are at least 75% completed. Assessments are undertaken by independend, DNGB-trained auditors. A final conformity check is undertaken by DGNB before the award of the certification.

Sector(s): Urban Planning
Lifecycle Phase(s): Strategic Planning, Project Planning, Concept Design, Detailed Design, Construction
Type(s) of Tool: Rating System
Organization: German Sustainable Building Council - Deutsche Gesellschaft für Nachhaltiges Bauen