Business Definition Cagwin & Dorward is a full service landscape provider specializing in landscape construction, maintenance, tree care, water management and environmental restoration for commercial, municipal and residential customers. We are locally positioned throughout Northern California in 13 service areas. This encompasses the Greater San Francisco Bay Area, south to the Monterey Peninsula and east to the Sacramento and Central Valley regions. We serve our customers in a customer centric way.
Short Term - Irrigation Find the money - Look for hidden water related fees Reduce hidden water waste –Develop programming based on ET & CIMIS –Create water budget - compare to actual use –If overage, look for the RIGHT solutions – probe soils Collaborate with water agencies for rebates & joint PR Roll over savings to options that further reduce water
Short Term - Sustainable Landscape Find the Money – Grass-cycling = Reduces turf fertilization costs Mulching & chipping debris on site = water, fertilizer, pest reductions Organic Fertilizers = conserves living soil Collaborative efforts = marketing, certifications, community Assess current products & relationships = resiliency
Long Term - Irrigation Identify upgrade opportunities that save more water –Phased process –Change nozzles / heads – Run off and Improve DU –Smart controllers & Sensors –Drip conversions –Plant and soil health improvements –Rain water options – think about the future Report results = referrals & testimonials –Usage comparison from water district –Return on investment – actual vs. projected Help sites adapt to climate change
Long Term - Sustainable Landscape Identify Sustainable Landscape Opportunities – Site assessment of opportunities – Define sustainability – Master planning – Reduce costs by reducing dependencies – Collaborate through change – Research rebates and technologies – ROI calculations - ecosystem too – Market changes with entire team – Re-invest the savings
Case Study – Apartment Complex Put in “irrigation only” meter to eliminate sewer fees. Sewage Cost: $28,877 Project cost: $26,440 Return on Investment = Less than1year Projected 10 year return = $455,744
Case Study - Shopping Center Step 1 - Improved irrigation coverage Step 2 - Installed 7 “Smart” controllers Cost of project = $26,670 Water District rebate = $3,400 Return on Investment - Estimated - 3 years Actual - less than 2 years First year water savings – 5 million gallons $13,866 !!
Case Study – Office Park Sustainable Landscape Example ROI – Water, Soil, Habitat, Air, Carbon, Waste, Community Certified Bay Friendly Landscape Points apply toward LEED
Secondary Benefits – exposure, tenant retention, green branding, aesthetics, plant health, environmental health
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Becoming Part of the Solution… …by committing to preserve the beauty that surrounds us, and to heal the planet for future generations. Matt Crews Paul Schultz Jacob Voit Sustainability Consultant Irrigation Resource Manager Sustainability Manager