Corporate Social Responsibility in the Landscape Industry - 1.0 PDH (LA CES/HSW)

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How Manufacturers (That We Specify and End Users Rely On) Find Balance between People, Planet, and Profit to Achieve Sustainability

Landscape architecture strives to design an outdoor experience for the end-user while implementing sustainable measures to reduce or eliminate resource consumption. The more we study, implement, and validate sustainable design, the more we realize the interconnectivity of these elements not only within the site, but with society and the world around us.

Water conservation in irrigation has always been a tenet of sustainability, but it also plays an integral role in heat island reduction, stormwater management, carbon sequestration, and equitable spaces. However, the impacts of manufactured products that we as practitioners specify are often overlooked and influence sustainability beyond the project boundaries as much as the design does within.

Through the context of landscape irrigation, we present an inside look at how a major landscape product manufacturer (Hunter Industries) uses their metric of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) in the production of irrigation infrastructure and why it matters to specifiers and end-users. We conclude our presentation with a major water purveyor in a drought-stricken region (Southern Nevada Water Authority) discussing why water conservation, sustainability, and CSR in irrigation are important to them.

Hosted by ASLA's Water Conservation Professional Practice Network (PPN)

Learning objectives:

  • Understand the interconnectivity of water conservation with other landscape architecture and sustainable design principles.
  • Learn from a leading water conservation industry manufacturer on how they view Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) through energy efficiency, material use, and waste management to help you make sustainable choices in specifications and design.
  • Think of questions for future projects to ask manufacturers such as community outreach, charitable contribution, and corporate culture when considering water conservation and other sustainable design goals.

Bryce Carnehl, Corporate ASLA

Specification Support Manager

Hunter Industries

Bryce Carnehl has been in the landscape industry for over 20 years working in construction, landscape architecture, sales, corporate social responsibility, and marketing. Throughout these years he has dedicated himself to promoting the value of green spaces.

Every project begins with a plan, and better planning leads to project success. Bryce now works to create business opportunity for landscape stakeholders through design, planning, and specification efforts. He believes that together we can build business prosperity, increase the value of landscapes, and ensure healthy communities in which we all live, work, and play.      

Warren Gorowitz

Director of Corporate Social Responsibility

Hunter Industries

Doug Bennett

Conservation Manager

Washington County Water Conservancy District


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