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Coverage including updates, insights, strategies and best practices for the facilities management industry


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5 Steps to Sustainable Landscapes

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2. Reduce, Reuse, Repurpose Water

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3. Keep Eye on Insects Through Pest Management Control

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4. Increase Sustainability by Addressing Stormwater

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5. Incorporate Community Gardents into Landscapes

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Facilities Respond to California’s Drought

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California Water-Use Targets Include Sprinklers, Water Reclamation, Landscaping

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Better Design, Management, Technology Aid California Water Reduction

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Dishwashing Efficiency, Xeriscaping Help Cut California Water Use

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Report: Grounds Maintenance Profession Growing in Government

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Greening Grounds: Enhancing Sustainable Landscapes

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Sustainable Landscapes: Rethinking Pest Management

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Sustainable Landscapes: Native Plants Trending

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Frito-Lay Data Center Expansion Shows Value of Maintenance Department

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University of Utah Adapts Landscape to Climate Conditions

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Green Team: Sustainable Landscapes a Group Effort at the University of California-Davis

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Irrigation System Warning Signs and Potential Solutions

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Building, Landscape Changes Affect Irrigation System Operations

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Smart Controllers Help Detect Leaks Earlier, Conserve Water

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Maximizing Mowers: Matching Equipment to Landscapes

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Mower Technology Trends Feature Comfort, Safety

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Spotlight on OPEI

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Michigan State Grounds Management Groups Find Benefits from Sharing

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Landscape Service Departments at Michigan State University Streamline Operations

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Landscape Management Team Tracks Users' Needs at University

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Sharing Resources Results in Money-Saving Measures for Michigan State

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East Lansing, Michigan State Merge Some Grounds Operations to Save Money

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Grounds and Equipment Preparation for Winter Often Begins in Summer

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Preparing Turf, Plants and Trees for Cold-Weather Conditions

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Include Crew Preparation in Fall, Winter Planning

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Less Obvious Systems To Consider in Pursuing Water Efficiency

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Landscaping Projects: Matching Equipment Options to Project Needs

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Who's on Your Sustainability Team?

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How 5 Sustainability Programs Generate Savings at UC-Davis - An Online Exclusive

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California Campus Realizes Savings With Sustainable Landscapes

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Tree-Planting Program Generates Significant Energy Savings at UC-Davis

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Sustainable Landscape Focus Changes Staff Responsibilities at UC-Davis

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Green Landscapes: Grounds Care Activities can Have Big Impact on Environment

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Sprinkler Head Leaks, Pressure Issues Lead to Rising Water Costs

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Regular Renovation Recommended for Green Landscapes

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Tactics for Healthy, Attractive Green Landscapes

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Fighting Drought Conditions: How Texas University Deals With Local Water Restrictions

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Increasing Water, Wastewater Costs Demand Improved Efficiency

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Restrooms, Landscaping Offer Opportunities For Water Savings

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Cooling Towers Are Overlooked As Water Users

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Water Efficiency Showcase: New Products

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Project Delivers Benefits to Grounds Care Department

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Grounds Department Identifies Savings from Centralization

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Revamped Grounds Operations Brings Savings, Synergy and Jobs

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How Office Park Landscapes Can Reduce Water Use

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Smart Irrigation Systems, Rainwater Collection Are Cost-Effective

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Proposed Legionella Standard Undergoing Further Revisions

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USGBC Perspective: Greenbuild 2012 Celebrates Sustainable Building Management

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Hurricane Cleanup Lets Campus Rebuild Sustainably

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Maximizing Sustainability During Post-Hurricane Restoration

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Grounds Department Staff Supports Sustainability Efforts

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New Codes, Green Building Rating Systems Influence Restroom Equipment Selection

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How To Make Landscaping and Irrigation Water Efficient

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Grounds Management: Crews Revamp Park's Landscapes, Hardscapes

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Plant Specification: What is the Impact on Maintenance?

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Grounds Care: Special Events Threaten Landscape Health

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Landscapes Play Role in Building Security Perimeter

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Bottom Lines Are Putting Water Efficiency In Spotlight

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New Landscaping, Irrigation Techniques Can Help Conserve Water

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Improving Fixture Efficiency Can Help Reduce Water Waste

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Landscape Services Department Acts as On-Campus Contractor

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Building Construction or Renovations Include Landscape Plan

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Facility, Grounds Managers Join Forces for Renovation Project

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Consider Climate, Disease Resistance When Specifying Plants

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Supervisors, Teams Maintain Key Landscape, Hardscape Items

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Initiative Releases Sustainable Landscapes Rating System

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How to Properly Apply Grounds Chemicals

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Landscape Design: Establish a Definition, Goals for Sustainability

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Grounds Managers Reduce Chemical Use on Landscaped Areas

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Managing Storm Water Reduces Irrigation Requirements

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Sustainable Landscapes Include Organic Fertilizers, Irrigation Controls

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Landscape Design: Get Managers Involved

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Common Problems in Landscape Design

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Managers, Architects Join Forces During Landscape Design

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New Program Aims to Develop Green Landscape Metrics

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Grounds Care: Designing for Maintenance

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Making the Most of Mowers

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Going Deeper Into ‘Green’

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Getting the Green Light