Green Grounds: Streamlining Operations

Learn how to implement a successful shift to efficient, cost-effective — and sustainable — grounds operations with this new webcast from
Maintenance Solutions

When: February 9, 2012
Time: 1:00 p.m. Eastern
FREE
Length: Approx 1 hr. + Interactive Q&A


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About the Webcast:

Your grounds department needs a comprehensive strategy for going green and saving money, but you have no idea where to start. The process, after all, can be complex and challenging. This webcast will cover the areas grounds managers need to know to implement a successful shift to efficient, cost-effective — and sustainable — grounds operations.

Technology is an essential part of any grounds department's regime and poses a series of questions. Should you increase the use of alternative fuel for mowers and utility vehicles, or should you add a GPS unit to existing equipment? Your presenter, Richard Restuccia, Director of Water Management Solutions for ValleyCrest Landscape Maintenance, will cover these and other hot-button issues related to grounds care activities and technology, including:

  • The benefits of using a metering unit to help you keep track of how often and how long it takes to do a job
  • Alternative strategies for day-to-day activities that can cut your costs
  • Turf care considerations, including the use of native plants and reducing the amount of turf to maintain.
  • Insight and access to hard-to-find resources

Learning Objectives:

  • Update equipment and establish maintenance schedules for sustainable operations
  • Discover benefits of turf conversions, native plants and GPS technology
  • Understand training equipment operators and mechanics on new, sustainable practices.

Presented by: Richard Restuccia

Director of Water Management Solutions for ValleyCrest Landscape Maintenance

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    • Richard Restuccia is the Director of Water Management Solutions for ValleyCrest Landscape Maintenance, a division of Calabasas, Calif.-based ValleyCrest Landscape Companies. He has been associated with the green industry for more than twelve years working for ValleyCrest and Rain Bird Corporation. Richard is currently working with commercial office properties, homeowner associations and water districts on the advantages of proper water management. He organized a central control users group in Kern County whose goal was to reduce water consumption in landscape irrigation. He received his master's degree in Agribusiness Management from Arizona State University. He serves on the San Diego Water Conservation Action Committee. Richard has consulted with many private companies and public agencies concerning water management.


Moderated by: Dan Hounsell

Editor, Maintenance Solutions magazine