What is a ‘Sustainable Landscape’?
The core to ensuring a landscape design is sustainable is to have a holistic approach built around ‘energy spent to energy gained’.
Careful consideration is given to the use of renewable resources, low energy consumption, minimal water use, low to zero toxicity and minimal with a view to zero waste.
It is important to understand the lands-ecosystems, micro-climates and geography.
Design outcomes should focus on economic viability, biodiversity and social engagement.
The aims are for all designs to be self-perpetuating with the long term vision of an evolutionary process spanning generations.
Environmentally Certified Landscape Industry Professionals-ECLIPS (SGA)