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February 19, 2020

Benefits of Smart Irrigation Systems in Every Season

Whether it be freezing winter conditions, torrential spring downpours, or blistering hot summer days, your plants and landscape need irrigation that is fine-tuned specifically to current weather and soil conditions. It’s called smart irrigation.

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July 18, 2019

Irrigation Controllers Can Reduce Corporate Risks

How Smart Irrigation Reduces Corporate Risks & Liabilities Maintaining landscapes is not only about keeping plants healthy, but also about addressing water issues like leaks and overwatering. Unfortunately, without the right smart irrigation controller or visibility into water flow, you’re in the dark. The potential corporate risks are plenty and could cost you more than…

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March 25, 2019

Resilience is the New Sustainability

Sustainability has become a buzzword. It’s currently used in political platforms, business slogans, product commercials, and more. When it comes to the environment, the focus on sustainably utilizing our current resources in a way that avoids depleting them for further generations is crucial.

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March 12, 2019

How Do You Know If Your Water Is Leaking?

Minor leaks becomes major problems when they go undetected. US households lose trillions of dollars each year; imagine the scale of waste for commercial facilities! Here are some helpful practices for detecting and stopping leaks on your property.

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January 9, 2019

Fire Prevention Using a Smart Irrigation Controller

Smart irrigation controllers have been known to save water, with an increase in wildfires, they are also being used to save properties too. SiteOne Landscape Supply used WeatherTRAK smart irrigation in aiding the preservation of a property during the Woolsey fire.

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October 22, 2018

How Water Conservation Saves Energy and Reduces Greenhouse Gas

When Gov. Jerry Brown called on Californians to reduce their water use by 25 percent in response to a four-year drought, it seemed like an impossible goal. But between June 2015 and April 2016, when restrictions were in effect, residents actually reduced the amount of water they used by 24.5 percent, a reduction of 524 billion gallons. Further research revealed additional unexpected side effects to this massive water conservation experiment. California residents weren’t just saving water, they were also saving energy.

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October 1, 2018

Leaks Happen. Water Flow Monitoring Systems Find Them In Real Time.

Every property will experience both indoor and outdoor water leaks as plumbing naturally ages. Fixtures and fittings are particularly susceptible to leaking, and excessive water pressure can cause pipes to burst or leak over time. Identifying the existence of leaks using monthly water bills means that non-visible leaks will go undiscovered for long periods of time.

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September 17, 2018

Smart Water Management Takes Smart Buildings to the Next Level

Internet of Things (IoT) devices and sensor technology are becoming more common in commercial building management. This smart building technology provides building owners and occupants with real-time data that can drive or automate decisions, reduce costs and waste less resources.

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September 4, 2018

Sustainability Is About Good Business, Not Just Making Businesses Good

Sustainable investing is the future, according to Audrey Choi, chief sustainability officer for Morgan Stanley. Women and millennials are driving investor interest in sustainability, she noted, whose combined constituencies will make up three-quarters of the workforce by 2025 and are three times more likely to seek out employment with a sustainably minded company.   

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August 20, 2018

Downtown Dallas Neighborhood Gets Smarter

A downtown Dallas neighborhood is getting smarter through a technology-enabled smart city pilot project. Rolled out in Dallas’ West End, the pilot includes intelligent LED street lighting, kiosks with digital maps of the area, public Wi-Fi, and smart irrigation systems.

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