Working Together to Promote Landscape Water Conservation
Colorado’s inherently dry climate coupled with several years of drought have led to increased awareness of the importance of water conservation both indoors and outdoors in recent years.
As a result, the Green Industries of Colorado (GreenCO) and the Home Builders Association of Metro Denver (HBA) partnered together with support from the Colorado Governor’s Office of Energy Management and Conservation (OEMC) to promote landscape-related water conservation and water-quality protection at new homes and developments.
GreenCO is an umbrella trade organization representing the common interests of seven landscape-related trades. With more than 1,500 member companies, GreenCO represents diverse interests from landscape architects and contractors to nurseries and sod growers. Each of GreenCO’s members has in common an economic dependence on built landscapes.
HBA is a trade association representing approximately 1,300 businesses involved in the residential development, construction and remodeling industry in the eight-county Denver metro region. Members of the HBA include home builders, land developers and remodelors, as well as trade partners including architects, mortgage lenders, building material suppliers and sub-contractors.
For the complete story:
To read the complete story by Jane Clary, Brenda O'Brien and Kim Calomino in Water Efficiency – The Journal for Water Conservation Professionals,, please click on this link to Working Together to Promote Landscape Water Conservation in the September/October 2006 issue.
Posted December 2007