In Mach of 2012, our team was hired to maintain this prestigious Platinum LEED campus. In conjunction with the addition of new buildings on the campus, this 50-plus acres of park-like land was redefined to include a mixture of well-manicured formal, informal and native areas. Permeable paced parking surfaces, three green roofs and a rainwater harvesting system all add to the efficiency and beauty of this one-of-a-kind site.
The company’s green commitment. We enjoy working amongst a mix of dramatic water features, manicured lawn panels, native prairie plantings, meandering paths and serene ponds. The site is a landscaper’s dream!
Each landscape element has to meet stringent LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) specifications, which requires additional efforts and planning. Due to the restriction of herbicides and pesticides, we are required to use six different seed mixes for the native areas; however, this results in frequent and fast weed growth. (even in a nearly 450,000 square foot area where seed heads were harvested). We are required to use organic methods to control pests. The formal water feature and two ponds on site are huge attractions for ducks and geese, which leads to frequent fouling (and hours of daily cleanup) on pathways.
Kenzie Seidl, Heidi Koszuta, Daniel Carrillo-Alvarado, Gilberto Santoyo, Derrick Harris, Alex Rivera, Christopher Dahl, Merky Serrano-Caicedo, Jose Alvarado, Gregorio Aguilar, Jose Fuentes, Sergio Barron, Alfred Bezhani, Josie Petrilli-Rivera, Patrick Fitzgerald, Melvin Romero, Daniel Wolf, Eric Unger, Margarito Madero, Jose Aguilera-Gonzalez, Aaron Mushall, Gary McCarthy, Cesar Carrasco, JR McBride, Luis Maldonado-Rosa