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Green Buildings Committee

Chair - Becky Bishop, Avison Young, LEED Green Associate

 

BOMA Greater Phoenix is committed to making a positive impact through the built environment. Opportunities to save energy, recycle waste, and use greener products make a profound impact when done at the multitude of commercial buildings. The changes are simple, they save money and increase value to owners. Learn more about how your company can go green, and about others who have through this Webpage, Newsletter, Product & Services list, or our Featured LEED Buildings list. 


 




 

 

GBC is looking for participants in their Sustainability Award Programs

The Kilowatt Krackdown program invites property managers, facility managers, maintenance staff and building engineers into a competition for recognition of their energy performance compared to similar building categories. 

The Golden Dumpster Awards is a sustainability program that promotes recycling, waste reduction and diversion, and education.

Stop Drops is a water conservation program that was launched in 2015.

Click on the Quick Links below for Killowatt Krackdown and Recycling & Water Award Programs information.

ATTENTION MEMBERS:  If your company provides Green Services or Green Products, you should be in the Green Products & Services Directory.  Just click on the Green Products & Services quick link below and it will direct you to that web page.  You will find instructions on how to be added to this directory.  Free advertising!  

 

120 Degrees! How should I water my landscaping without killing it?

It’s that time of year when temperatures not only hover above the triple digit mark, but can even approach 120 degrees. This kind of weather takes a toll on all of us, but at least we can escape the heat with air conditioning. Your landscaping isn’t so lucky. So how do you keep your turf, plants, and trees happy over the summer?

Mike Schneider, a Valley native and partner at Sun State Landscape Management for over 35 years, warns that ironically, many plants and turf areas actually suffer from over watering. He advises giving your turf a big, heavy drink overnight and then letting the heat do its job once the sun comes up. Over the summer, the ideal time for watering is between 4 and 7 AM.

For plants and tress, Schneider suggests some basic guidelines. Trees should receive 48 gallons of water once a week starting at midnight. Shrubs should be watered twice a week starting at midnight, with each shrub receiving a total of 10 gallons per week.

 

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Green Industry Newsletter Featured LEED Buildings Green Products & Services
     

 Kilowatt Krackdown Recycling & Water Award Programs Green Industry Links 
     

 

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