Commercial building and facilities management resources for corporate facility executives, building operators and facility managers in all industry and service sectors. Landscaping articles below.
Designers of a LEED certified office park utilized an existing water vault as a centerpiece of drainage and irrigation.
Six ways to improve office facility management operations — and the employee/tenant experience in the meantime.
After more than four years of unrelenting drought, water rate hikes and usage restrictions are forcing businesses across California to rethink their 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.
A long-term effort toward sustainable practices at the University of California, Davis delivers results.
Even the best laid sustainability initiatives can be foiled by unaware, unresponsive, or just plain unwilling occupants.
What do I do if my plant wants to reclaim cooling tower blowdown water and use it for the purposes of landscape irrigation?
Greener Groundskeeping: The SITES rating system aims to generate the sustainability and resiliency of landscapes.
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.
A facility management professional in the United Arab Emirates struggles to define hard service landscaping tenders.
Vetting landscape service providers ensures they add value to site maintenance plans. From the April 2013 issue.
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.
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.
Businesses should continue to be vigilant about keeping flying, biting insects at bay, even as the warm summer days draw to an end.
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.
How do facility management professionals address specific landscaping issues that deal with ponds and marshes?
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.
AASHE, a three year partner of the Arbor Day Foundation, is encouraging its member campuses to plant trees this spring.
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.
Converted Organics Inc. uses food waste to produce fertilizers for lawns, golf courses, sports turf, and other landscape uses.
The floor covering company is a member of the Georgia Forestry Commission's Making the Shade partnership.
The product is a "food grade" non selective weed and grass killer.
The development of a beautiful landscape can add aesthetics and other values to the interior and exterior of any company.