As mentioned, The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), is looking at the work done so far to see if it can compliment the LEEDS program. It will be interesting to watch if LEEDS adopts any of the practices SITES develops.
From maintaining water on site and easing the burden on overtaxed storm sewers to allowing captured water to slowly infiltrate the soil and recharge aquifers, irrigation systems have a large role to play.
As the year progresses and consumers feel more confident that the economy is on the right track, exterior home improvements are certain to lead the way. When planning these projects, remember to include lighting to extend their use into the evening hours and more inclement seasons.
The Irrigation Association settled on Lower Quarter Distribution Uniformity as the measurement for sprinkler performance many years ago. Easy, but time consuming, to measure and very simple to calculate.
Users often ask how much electrical cost they will experience operating a pump or aerator motor. Simple enough to determine using information found on the motor or manufacture’s literature and a bill from their electric company.