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HP Inc.’s Boise, ID property is the first corporate campus in the world to be certified using the SITES v2 rating system.


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HP Inc.’s Boise, ID property is the first corporate campus in the world to be certified using the SITES v2 rating system.

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Commercial building and facilities management resources for corporate facility executives, building operators and facility managers in all industry and service sectors. Landscaping articles below.


Sustainable Landscaping Project Earns Idaho’s First SITES Gold

HP Inc.’s Boise, ID property is the first corporate campus in the world to be certified using the SITES v2 rating system.

Site Water Management Goes Underground

Designers of a LEED certified office park utilized an existing water vault as a centerpiece of drainage and irrigation.

A Day In The Life Of Office Management

Six ways to improve office facility management operations — and the employee/tenant experience in the meantime.

California Businesses Switching To Artificial Grass

After more than four years of unrelenting drought, water rate hikes and usage restrictions are forcing businesses across California to rethink their landscaping.

Tips For Sustainable Landscaping

A new approach to landscaping suburban office developments that integrates natural areas and provides more open, collaborative spaces can meet the demands of this next generation of office workers.

Facility Retrofit: Campus Groundskeeping

A long-term effort toward sustainable practices at the University of California, Davis delivers results.

FM Frequency: It’s Not Easy Being Green(er)

Even the best laid sustainability initiatives can be foiled by unaware, unresponsive, or just plain unwilling occupants.

Question Of The Week: Cooling Tower Blowdown Water Reuse?

What do I do if my plant wants to reclaim cooling tower blowdown water and use it for the purposes of landscape irrigation?

Services & Maintenance: Greener Groundskeeping

Greener Groundskeeping: The SITES rating system aims to generate the sustainability and resiliency of landscapes.

National Sustainability Rating System Certifies Three Landscape Projects

The new projects join 23 others across the country that have achieved certification since June 2010 as SITES pilot projects. These diverse projects represent landscapes of various sizes, locations, types, and costs.

QUESTION OF THE WEEK: Landscaping Hard Services

A facility management professional in the United Arab Emirates struggles to define hard service landscaping tenders.

Services & Maintenance: Grounds Check

Vetting landscape service providers ensures they add value to site maintenance plans. From the April 2013 issue.

WaterSense Suggests Sprinkler Spruce-Up For Spring

A leak about as small as the tip of a ballpoint pen (or 1/32nd of an inch) can waste about 6,300 gallons of water per month. As the weather warms up and facility managers concentrate their attention on landscaping, sprinkler systems should come under scrutiny.

ICC, UL Collaborate On New ANSI Standard For Landscape Irrigation Controllers

The standard, in part, will address the importance of safety in electrical devices in landscape irrigation controllers while establishing a basis to ensure the safety, function, and durability of common electrical devices.

Mosquitoes Pose Risk To Businesses Despite Dry Weather Conditions

Businesses should continue to be vigilant about keeping flying, biting insects at bay, even as the warm summer days draw to an end.

FRIDAY FUNNY: It’s Not What You Think…

According to the original image, this is "Viagra's head office in Toronto, Canada. Seriously, it is!" At least according to the meme. Alas, this is not true. So where is this place and is the shrubbery placement significant? Turns out, the "unfortunate topiary" may indeed be fitting.

Tricks Of The Trade: Pond Marshes

How do facility management professionals address specific landscaping issues that deal with ponds and marshes?

Joplin Landscape Nurtures Nature

The saplings first took root on the site of what will become the new Mercy Hospital Joplin, and they’ll be returning there when the building is complete. While they’re just one small part of Mercy’s landscape design plan, they’re a very significant piece of it.

Tree Plantings On College Campuses

AASHE, a three year partner of the Arbor Day Foundation, is encouraging its member campuses to plant trees this spring.

QUESTION OF THE WEEK: Landscaping Guidelines

I am working on a project that involves a constructed wetland for effluents, and I am in need of assistance with regard to pond or marsh landscaping.

NEW PRODUCT FLASH: Turf-Blend 6-0-0

Converted Organics Inc. uses food waste to produce fertilizers for lawns, golf courses, sports turf, and other landscape uses.

Milliken & Company Participates In Tree Plantings

The floor covering company is a member of the Georgia Forestry Commission's Making the Shade partnership.

New Product Flash: Weed Pharm By Pharm Solutions, Inc.

The product is a "food grade" non selective weed and grass killer.

Services & Maintenance: Landscaping – Not Just A Warm Weather Friend

The development of a beautiful landscape can add aesthetics and other values to the interior and exterior of any company.

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