If you are looking at LEED certification for your new or existing building, you may want to consider the part landscaping has to play in this certification. LEED or Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design certification, is a process that is aimed to promote green building design. Therefore it makes sense that a building's landscape would contribute to the certification.
Pervious concrete, also known as porous, gap-graded, or enhanced porosity concrete, is concrete with reduced sand that allows water to drain through it. There are a number of benefits to the use of pervious concrete in commercial construction and as a result, it is becoming an increasingly popular material.
Originally developed in 2,000, the U.S. Green Building Council's Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification process is intended to promote green building design, construction, operation and maintenance. Since its introduction, the LEED system has had a major influence, with LEED-certified and registered projects increasing as much as 700% per year (according to GreenBiz.com's "State of Green Business 2008")
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Following on our earlier work installing the landscape at the new Brightview South River senior living community, E-Landscape has now been selected to perform ongoing maintenance at the facility, located on Lee Airpark Drive in Edgewater. Brightview South River is Brightview's seventh senior living community in Maryland and its first assisted living community in Anne Arundel County. The community has 64 residences designated for assisted living and 26 in a separate wing for people with Alzheimer's disease and other cognitive impairments. The residences include studios, one-bedroom apartments and two bedroom apartments.
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This fall, the crew here at E-Landscape is excited to get started on the installation of landscaping features at the Brightview South River senior living facility in Edgewater, Maryland. Located on Lee Airpark Drive in Edgewater, the new community is Brightview's seventh senior living community in Maryland and its first assisted living community in Anne Arundel County. The community will consist of 64 Assisted Living apartments, and a 26-apartment neighborhood, known as Wellspring Village, dedicated to Alzheimer's Care.
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