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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Fully Electric Equipment
Benefits of electric equipment
#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
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