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Morrison School House is a model of sustainable practices Email
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Written by ALCC   
Tuesday, July 25, 2017 04:00 AM


Morrison School HouseThe 2017 ELITE Award for Sustainability was awarded to Bloom Concrete and Landscape for their work on a project known as the Morrison School House. The work is an example of the many elements of sustainability that can go into a landscape.

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Matt Hiner recognized as landscape industry emerging leader Email
Colorado Green NOW
Written by ALCC   
Tuesday, July 25, 2017 03:30 AM


Matt HinerFor his work with ALCC and in service to the landscape industry in Colorado, Matt Hiner of Colorado Springs-based Hiner Landscapes was named 2017 Outlook Emerging Leader.

The Outlook Emerging Leader Award recognizes a person less than 40 years old working in landscape or horticulture, who has made a significant contribution to the industry and to ALCC. Since 2006, the award has recognized an up-and-coming member of the association as “one to watch” in the coming years.  

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A little landscape water reaps big benefits Email
Colorado Green NOW
Written by ALCC   
Tuesday, July 25, 2017 03:00 AM

 

Landscapes use 3% of CO waterLandscape uses 3% of the Colorado water supply. But what does it give in return? This infographic offers a look at some of the many benefits to keeping our urban environments healthy.

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CSU research quantifies the value of urban landscapes Email
Colorado Green NOW
Written by ALCC   
Tuesday, July 25, 2017 03:00 AM


landscapeResearchers at Colorado State University published “The Hidden Value of Landscapes: Implications for Drought Planning” this year and are speaking with Colorado water managers and stakeholders this summer about their findings.

This study, for the first time, has quantified the return on investment (ROI) of the water used for landscapes given the significant environmental, economic and social benefits our green spaces provide. It reports that Colorado landscapes use only 3% of available water consumed in Colorado.

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Denver requires energy benchmarking for buildings Email
Colorado Green NOW
Written by ALCC   
Tuesday, July 25, 2017 02:00 AM


warehouseIf your green industry business is in Denver and is more than 25,000 square feet, you are now required to benchmark your energy use and report it to the city. Failure to do so could result in a fine of $2,000.

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