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The Water Blog: Commercial Property Water Management Resource Introduced

ValleyCrest Landscape Companies, one of the foremost authorities on sustainable practices, now offers an interactive water management resource for the commercial real estate industry. Building owners, property managers, facility operators, developers, architects, and contractors are invited to click on and explore ValleyCrest Takes On: Water Management. The direct link to the Water Blog is www.valleycresttakeson.com.

Backed by more than 62 years of green expertise, the commercial landscape organization tapped its own Landscape Architects, construction, LEED, sustainability, irrigation, and environmental leaders from across the country to inform, educate and ultimately help owners, managers and operators understand how to incorporate the best water management practices at their properties.

Visitors will discover a wealth of knowledge, ideas and tips organized into four categories of content: Innovation, Trends, Technology and Resources. Innovators within ValleyCrest who design, build and maintain the places that touch our everyday lives, are facing the issues head-on in the blogs they post. Learn more as ValleyCrest Takes On monitors projects in progress, tracks industry trends and tests new technology. It is a two-way conversation too, as visitors can read, subscribe, engage and take a stance in the conversation.

“Sustainability is such an important topic for everyone today and at the core of this initiative is a conviction that water is a precious natural resource to be preserved and protected,” said Richard Restuccia, Director of Water Management Solutions at ValleyCrest, who notes the water blog arose from conversations with customers who said they appreciated and valued the company’s deep water management expertise. “ValleyCrest Takes On is an interactive resource for the commercial property industry to tap into ValleyCrest’s knowledge, expertise and best water management practices gleaned from more than six decades as America’s landscaper that’s continually being enhanced with innovative advancements in technology.”

Here’s how the content’s organized and what readers can expect to find within each of these content categories on the water blog.

Innovation – Bloggers report about innovative experiences from the field, or what we’re working on today in the real world. This is about how to walk the walk and talk the talk, emphasizing how companies are innovating by trusting ValleyCrest to design, install or maintain a water management program for them.
Trends – Bloggers examine, analyze and report on current events and trends in the Water Management industry. Then they share how these trends can be supported by best practices.

Technology – Bloggers review and highlight the latest technology available in Water Management and share how these new technologies can support best practices. This section seeks to educate and answer many questions owners or property managers may have about the right investments to make in the right technology. Including: What changes will be facilitated by this new technology? What kind of costs will be saved using this technology? What are the “must-have” technologies vs. the “nice-to-have.”
Resources – Bloggers curate and share external resources or tips along with a brief description or point of reference about why this resource is valuable for commercial real estate property managers.

As part of the introduction of this new Water Blog, ValleyCrest created a engaging contest in partnership with Hunter called 100 Days 100 Ways. They plan to give away 100 Hunter® Wireless Rain-Clik™ rain sensors. Here’s more information about the contest and how to save. This campaign’s designed to call attention to the national water crisis, and offer strategies and technologies that could help avert it. To register for the ValleyCrestTakesOn.com giveaway click here: “100 days, 100 ways”. Winners will begin being announced starting Aug. 1st.

About ValleyCrest Landscape Companies

Founded in 1949, Calabasas, Calif.-based ValleyCrest Landscape Companies is the nation’s largest integrated landscape services company with annual revenue of $835 million, more than 9,000 employees and operations in more than 150 locations nationwide. ValleyCrest, which ranks on Forbes Magazine’s list of America’s 500 Largest Private Companies, is commissioned by architects, developers, commercial real estate owners, public agencies, property managers and luxury home builders to help create, build or maintain some of the world’s extraordinary natural environments. For more information about ValleyCrest Landscape Companies, please visit www.valleycrest.com. ValleyCrest is the Workforce of Nature®.

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