Water efficiency in large buildings plays a huge role in what makes a building “Green” and lends the opportunity to utilize the best technology available today. Such technologies and strategies not only decrease the amount of water consumption in a large building, but also will significantly reduce expenses in the operating budget.
When a building or community has been designed, constructed and operates using strategies that preserve precious natural resources, reduces negative impacts on our climate and environment, and improves our quality of life, it is commonly called “Green.”
Efficiently managing irrigation while away on Summer vacation can be challenging, especially if an unexpected stormy weather pattern strikes and you’re not there to adjust or turn off the automated timer.
A green roof is basically a vegetative landscape planted over a waterproofed structure. It can be as simple as an esthetically pleasing, planted private space up on the roof, or as expansive as a rooftop plaza on a commercial building, hotel or hospital.
Soil erosion on a slope or hillside is a major contributor to water runoff. Irrigation runoff transfers garden debris and agricultural pesticides into surface waters that supply our drinking water, the fish we consume, and water we swim in. So it’s very important that homeowners landscaping on slopes or hillsides take steps to protect their soil from erosion and runoff into watersheds downhill that feed surface waters.
During times of drought, we must learn to use water more efficiently to prevent waste of our most precious, life-sustaining resource. Therefore, it’s critical that we use efficient irrigation methods that deliver just the right amount of water to our plants— no more, no less— to keep them healthy and thriving.
A healthy green lawn not only provides a lush and beautiful foundation for landscaping, it also plays a significant role in cleaning the air we breathe. Through a process called photosynthesis, grasses absorb carbon dioxide from the air and store the carbon in the soil.
Why is Smart Irrigation crucial for achieving ESG goals? Because Smart Irrigation practices won’t compromise future generations. In today’s environmentally conscious world, investors and stakeholders consider very seriously how companies are operating as stewards of nature.
Watersheds are vital to sustaining life. They feed bodies of water that supply our drinking water, and provide water for agriculture, manufacturing and recreation. Watersheds also serve as natural habitats for various animals and plants. So it’s critical that we protect our watersheds to keep them clean and healthy.
Green roofs can be striking sights – futuristic, beautiful and unique. It turns out that they are also great for the environment and the buildings they cover. A green roof can conserve water, save you money and be gentler to the environment.