Guiding you towards your LEED & BOMA certification

There are so many easy ways to make landscaping more sustainable

Our expert staff is well versed in the LEED and BOMA BEST certification processes. We offer consultations on how your home and/or building can earn LEED credits and become recognized by the Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC).

This certification not only reduces the negative impact on the environment but will help lower costs on utility bills, reduce waste and promote your building.

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Over our 30 years, we’ve acquired a lot of experience implementing sustainable initiatives. We can consult with your organization to help you implement the same!

Measuring our accomplishments

2,200 metric tonnes

of CO2 emissions reduced

Our electric equipment such as lawnmowers helped us reduce our emissions, resulting in cleaner air for everyone.

30% reduction

in chlorides released

Being proactive and preparing before a weather event, coupled with organic de-icing methods releases fewer chlorides into the environment.

Reduced amount

of water used for irrigation

Using fusion gardening and other methods we create beautiful landscaping with less water

16,500 cubic yards

of organic waste compost diverted

We divert organic waste from landfills and produce a custom soil blend

Fully Electric Equipment

We offer maintenance services using only electrically powered equipment, providing a zero-emission landscape service. This practice eliminates harmful emissions, fossil fuel consumption, and reduces noise pollution. We service over 600 acres/week with electric equipment, making us the largest provider of green commercial landscaping in Canada.

Benefits of electric equipment

Low noise

Improves landscape experience and atmosphere, and increases safety for the operator

No emission

Elimination of harmful greenhouse gas emissions, plus environmental and human health benefits

All electric

Cost-effective and enhances landscape experience, and more flexibility for maintenance & environmentally sensitive areas

No gasoline

Sustainable energy/renewable resources. LEED benefits and increases property green status

#LessSalty : our WWF-Canada and Ryerson University pilot project

Recently we have increased our use of environmentally beneficial technologies such as chloride alternatives such as beet-juice extract and proactive anti-icing with salt brine. 

To measure the impact of our work, our team has invested in state-of-the-art salt tracking systems, GIS mapping, site-specific weather monitoring and camera-based result tracking.

Working with WWF-Canada and Ryerson University, we hope to get a clearer picture of the effectiveness of our winter operations and gather insight into where we can be more efficient with our material usage. 

Soil and Composting

All organic waste is composted at the ILI facility. Our unique composting approach uses specialized equipment to produce a customized soil blend, enriched with native microbial populations to enhance soil fertility and resistance to infection. This practice diverts organic waste away from landfills, promotes recycling of materials, and reduces the amount of synthetic fertilizers and pesticides applied to the properties we manage.

Fusion Gardening

Fusion gardening is a blend of traditional gardening elements (visual design), and sustainable planting. Fusion gardens aim to control the flow of rainwater, so it disperses naturally, while also increasing the native plant diversity of an area. International Landscaping has two fusion certified designers and has established itself as a leader in native planting and fusion gardening.

Synthetic Chemical Alternatives

Whenever possible we strive to use alternatives to synthetic chemicals. For example, we use horticultural vinegar to manage weeds in garden beds and hardscape areas. This product is environmentally safe and effective. ILI is diligent in pursuing innovative best practices when they prove effective, and will continue to monitor advancements in this area.

Native planting & Pollinator habitat preservation

We believe that gardens should be a welcoming place for insects and animals while helping preserve essential pollinators, which in turn will help to make any garden thrive. The urban environment is not always best suited to pollinators, but planting a garden focused on supplying their needs is one step in the right direction. Pollinator gardens are also aesthetically pleasing and highlight the sustainable values of any company.

Using eco-friendly materials

Whenever possible we use eco-friendly materials, such as:

  • Reclaimed stone
  • Recycled plastics
  • Permeable pavers
  • Composite materials
  • Sustainable harvested wood
  • Low energy LED lighting