Sherri Osaka started Sustainable Landscape Design in 1997 after looking for a landscape architecture firm with a high commitment to ecological design.
During the design process each project is viewed as a separate “system” and is developed to use as few resources and produce as many benefits as is possible. The company strives to:
- Minimize inputs, such as new materials and water, and eliminate the use of harmful inputs such as pesticides;
- Minimize outputs, such as green materials and construction wastes;
- Maximize natural “capital”, such as mature trees, views, solar energy, as well as on-site water and loamy soils;
- Maximize benefits, such as aesthetic beauty, organic produce, wildlife habitats, and play areas.