Water-efficient landscaping

Water-efficient landscaping

Using native plant species and landscape designs appropriate to the local climate reducing the amount of watering needed for maintenance. In dry climates this strategy can be particularly beneficial.
References in periodicals archive ?
LEED, for example, might allow you to count a green roof toward credits for mitigating the heat island effect, stormwater design, maximizing open space, water-efficient landscaping, and even protecting or restoring habitat if you use plants that are native or adapted to your area and provide habitat.
The facility is designed to meet LEED Silver certification requirements and will include energy and environmental improvements, such as energy efficient refrigeration systems, energy saving LED lighting, optimized HVAC systems and water-efficient landscaping, a news release said.
The City of Fort Worth (Texas) worked with other partners to provide more than 200 water audits and water-efficient landscaping seminars for residents, as well as free facility water use assessments for commercial and institutional customers.
The stormwater system design and water-efficient landscaping reduced water use for the grounds by 50% and overall building water use was reduced by 40%.
Other features that led to the building's LEED Silver certification include, a white bitumen asphalt roof, low-e coating on the building's outer wall to decrease sun exposure, waterless urinals, the use of recycled building materials, diverted construction waste and water-efficient landscaping.
Its latest addition is the new theatre school building, which received a "gold" status for its green roofing, water-efficient landscaping, use of recycled materials and automated lighting and mechanical systems controls.
The project also incorporates green design features including water-efficient landscaping and energy-efficient homes that utilize insulated dual-pane windows and Energy Star appliances.
Water-efficient landscaping and water-saving fixtures are also factors in the equation with monitoring taking place at regular intervals.
LEED certification of the Suzhou plant expansion was based on a number of green design and construction features that positively impact the project as well as the broader community, including such features as water-efficient landscaping and low-emitting construction materials.
The store was built with environmentally minded features such as water-efficient landscaping and regional building materials, according to Kohl's of Menomonee Falls, Wis.
Water-Efficient Landscaping in the Mountain West: A Professional and Do-It-Yourself Guide provides a specific guide for any interested in water-efficient landscaping in the Mountain West region, and provides a working manual packed with information on the technical aspects of designing, building and maintaining such landscapes.
"Water-Efficient Landscaping: In the Inter-mountain West: A Professional and Do-It-Yourself Guide" is a guide for working with less water for both people who tend to their own lawns and gardens, and for people who make a business out of it.