Environmental benefits of electric equipment

Environmental benefits of electric equipment

International Landscaping provides reasons it transitioned its maintenance fleet to electric.

April 12, 2018
Lauren Rathmell
Industry News Maintenance

With corporations moving toward sustainability, landscape contractors are taking steps toward electric equipment to promote sustainability and better serve their clients.

Canada-based International Landscaping transitioned to a fully electric maintenance fleet a few years ago, with an official launch in 2016. The company maintains about 500 acres a week for corporate clients. All maintenance performed by their technicians is done with electric equipment, including mowers, trimmers and blowers.

“We had a few pieces of electric equipment but we weren’t running on complete electricity,” says Michael-Anthony Gucciardi, environmental sustainability manager at International Landscaping.

A client suggestion got the company to consider electric equipment. After making a few contacts in the United States, International Landscaping began the transition. Their electric equipment has doubled since the launch.

Read the full story from the April issue here.

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