Sustainable Solutions for Higher Education

Sustainable Solutions for Your Campus

It is time for your higher education campus to go green

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Across the country, colleges and universities are going green. Making more sustainable choices for your landscape can have a positive impact on the environment, student life, and your budget.

There are many ways to go green on your campus. Here are just a few:

green fleet on college campus
Green equipment on campus uses less carbon emissions and is a quieter choice for academic environments.

Greener Fleet and Equipment

We are laser-focused on reducing energy and emissions by expanding our electric fleet and using more zero-emission landscaping equipment. Electric equipment has the added benefit of being much quieter, which is essential in learning environments. What’s more, when your campus uses green equipment, your bottom line is less susceptible to fluctuations in fuel prices.  

Water Conservation 

From smart irrigation controllers to xeriscaping, BrightView prides itself on offering superior irrigation management services to our clients, a partnership that has led to a large focus on water efficiency and conservation every year. Sophisticated irrigation systems make it easier to maximize water usage so we can maximize a beautiful campus without increasing your budget.

Reduced Waste and Pollution

Excess green debris can be ground and composted into organ­ic mulch, reducing fertilizer use, improving overall plant health, and reducing waste volume sent to landfills. Mulching mowers finely chop grass, fallen leaves, and shrub clip­pings that decompose in the soil, which creates richer, greener lawns. Organic compost top-dressing services are an option to improve the health and appearance of their properties and adds nutrients back into the landscape.

green roof on college campus
A green roof on a college campus can improve the learning environment, while protecting the Earth.

Sustainable Features Around Campus

From green roofs to rain gardens, from on-campus farming to butterfly gardens, your landscape partner can enhance your campus with features that promote the environment and enhance learning. Higher education properties can increase air supply and reduce noise pollution by working with landscape teams to maximize the campus environment 

A landscape partner should have sustainable solutions that keep your campus beautiful without sacrificing the environment. An effective long-term partner will offer proactive solutions now and in the future. 

If your landscape team is not doing most of the above, it may be time to consider other options.