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Using compost can be a key to making your projects succeed--and sustainably. Using STA Certified Compost makes it that much better.

For the Specifier: who writes standards for how compost is applied to all projects in your purview.

For the Landscape Architect: who wants the best for your plans, so that your customers will return and your work bears the banner of sustainable landscaping.

For the Farmer: who needs your crops to flourish with the benefit of organic matter.

For the Homeowner who needs great compost to grow plants, control erosion and conserve water.

For the Teacher who needs lesson plans to teach how great compost grows plants and controls erosion.




LEED and SITES credits for compost
Gives the basic run down on points you can get for incorporating compost for LEED and Sustainable Sites projects

Compost Use for Stormwater Management
This USCC fact sheet summarizes stormwater management practices that utilize compost. This includes rain gardens and other bioretention areas, infiltration zones, green roofs, compost blankets, compost berms and compost socks.

Using Compost BMPs for LEED Green Building Credits
by Britt Faucette, Ph.D., CPESC, LEED AP
COMPOST based best management practices (BMPs) are a natural fit for green buildings and have been increasingly incorporated in LEED certified projects.Reprinted from Land and Water, May/June 2009

Specifications for Using Compost for Highway E&S Control
These specifications contain all of the technical text found in the “Official” American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) versions found in their 2003 AASHTO Provisional Standards Manual.