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Our Guidelines for High-Performance Landscapes
November 14, 2022
ENGAGE ALL USERS
Create delight, in any of its forms — seasonal beauty, discovery, aesthetic beauty, and when appropriate, whimsy.
Determine and address the cultural and age preferences of users.
Strive to integrate uses so that they beneﬁt each other, rather than causing conflict.
Do not harm the existing ecology.
Study and Understand existing microclimates.
Understand and enhance the complex relationships between soil, water, vegetation and fauna in each ecosystem.
Maximize economic efficiency as it relates to construction and maintenance.
Include maintenance considerations in all designs to assure that projects will thrive without extensive repair and modiﬁcations.
Consider the long-term impact of material selection, including source and production methods, whether a material is recycled or recyclable, how the material can be maintained, its carbon footprint and how long it will last.