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April 9, 2018

Is Goat Grazing the Next Sustainable Landscaping Trend?

If you’re researching eco-friendly, sustainable solutions to clear large landscapes, consider the noble goat. Goat-grazing is a natural (and cute) way to clean up your landscape. If you haven’t seen goats grazing in unexpected places near you, read on to learn about this new sustainable landscaping trend.

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April 6, 2018

5 Reasons to Specify Smart Watering Technology in Landscape Designs

While every new landscape project brings its own set of challenges and opportunities, choosing to implement smart watering technology will consistently save money. The latest smart irrigation solutions enable watering schedules based on weather data and landscape conditions, reducing waste, saving money and avoiding a number of other issues.

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March 22, 2018

Day Zero Shows the Need For Ongoing Focus On Water Consumption

South Africa is currently showing the world the importance of using water efficiently, as well as how quickly people can revert back to their wasteful ways. Day Zero was originally scheduled for April 16. On that rather ominous day, Cape Town residents would have to queue at distribution centers in order to collect a rationed…

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March 19, 2018

9 Ways to Make a Business Case for Flow Management

Considering that North American water costs have increased by as much as 41% since 2010, and most landscapes are overwatered by 30-300%, adopting water flow management may be one of your most profitable moves. The good news is that installing flow management gives you both visibility and control, providing the intelligence you need to monitor…

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March 5, 2018

Irrigation System Tips – Find Your Smart Water Solution

Water rates are growing faster than that of energy, rising an astounding 41% since 2010. [1] It’s simple: waste precious water and your organization will add to what is likely already a substantial bill. But mismanaged water is actually costing you far more than just the cost of the water – you’re exposing yourself to a whole host of additional costs and potential liabilities.

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February 21, 2018

GRESB Reporting Tips and Guidelines

Investors are paying close attention these days to sustainability in retail. The Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark (GRESB) Rating is a tool that helps determine high-level differentiation on the ESG (Environment, Social, Governance) performance of real estate companies and funds. That’s why it’s important to understand the ESG rating of your retail property or portfolio. 

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January 17, 2018

Reduce Water Use – 8 Actions to Achieve Low Impact Development

Low Impact Development (LID) is an approach designed to manage water as close to the source as possible. LID affects usage by reducing consumption of potable water and lowers energy use and CO2 emissions needed to import water. Successful LID calls for measures to retain rainfall on site rather than polluting nearby waterways, usually through the use of natural systems for infiltration, evapotranspiration and the harvesting and use of rainwater. Here are eight LID actions you can take that will reduce energy and water use.

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January 1, 2018

How to Save Water, Money and Time

The Colorado-based non-profit River Network estimates that a frightening 13 percent of the nation’s electricity consumption is used for collecting, distributing and treating water. Across the US, organizations struggle with how to save water.

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December 18, 2017

Leak Detection: The Hidden Costs of Undetected Leaks

Leaks come in many forms. They can be large or small. They can be visible eyesores or hidden disruptions that go undetected for months. No matter their size, one thing is certain: leaks can have a devastating impact on your budget, your building, and your landscape.

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November 13, 2017

10 Money Saving Habits Learned From the Drought

As you probably know, many parts of the US recently emerged from five years of a drought. During those years, lakes, rivers and reservoirs dwindled. Arid conditions caused challenges for plants and wildlife. To curb water use and prohibit water waste, measures were put in place at local and states levels. During that time, companies adapted many new green practices they learned from drought restrictions and regulations. Now that it’s all over, the West has heaved a collective sigh of relief.

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October 30, 2017

Hidden Costs and Liabilities of Mismanaged Water

Water rates are growing faster than that of energy, rising an astounding 41% since 2010. [1] It’s simple: waste precious water and your organization will add to what is likely already a substantial bill. But mismanaged water is actually costing you far more than just the cost of the water – you’re exposing yourself to a whole host of additional costs and potential liabilities.

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October 5, 2017

Leading Facilities Managers Leverage IoT for Smart Water Management

Data-Enabled Water Management Makes Life Greener for Facilities Managers. From cooling towers to sewer systems and landscape irrigation, water is one of the four key elements of nature that facilities professionals must manage to ensure the most efficient use of this precious resource. Unfortunately, most water systems are not top of mind — until something goes wrong.

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September 18, 2017

WeatherTRAK OptiFlow XR: Sophisticated, Powerful & Easy to Use

If you’ve been waiting for a top-of-the-line controller, HydroPoint WeatherTRAK OptiFlow XR is the best candidate for the job. Its sophisticated flow optimization solution minimizes water windows and offers high-resolution flow rates to simplify problem diagnosis via an interactive, graphical interface. The power of WeatherTRAK OptiFlow XR comes from its ability to collect high-resolution flow...Read More
September 11, 2017

101 Tips for Saving Water

Water conservation is gaining importance based on the impact it can have on everything from the bottom line to employee motivation and an organization’s place in society. The act of conservation itself is far reaching, and should involve collecting water audit data and gathering metrics on an ongoing basis, installing water-efficient fixtures, establishing water-aware procedures...Read More