Friday, September 04, 2015

Home News Seattle proposes green code provisions

Seattle proposes green code provisions

Industry News

The change will apply for all new vegetated landscapes, or those being replaced.

| August 17, 2012

According to the Washington State Nursery & Landscape Association, the city of Seattle announced a list of proposed high efficiency building code changes, entitled Green Code Provisions, which addresses areas, such as: Water Conservation; Material Conservation; Sustainable Transportation; Healthy Landscapes and Misc. Requirements.Of particular importance, the Invasive Species and Native Vegetation (Regional Plan) draft provision is as follows:

Who It Applies To: For all new vegetated landscapes, or those being replaced.
Requirements:
• Existing invasive plant species shall be removed and no invasive species planted.
• 75% of all new plantings will be native to Western Washington.
• A vegetation plan must be submitted for review.
• Existing native plants shall be protected whenever possible.
View the draft Green Code Provision: http://www.wsnla.org/uploads/documents/122.pdf.

For more information:
www.seattle.gov/DPD/Codes/GreenCodeProvisions/Overview/default.asp
 

Top news

Acquistions from the buyer's perspective

Jim Huston’s summer brainstorming session focused on the ups and downs of buying companies and also included an inside look at one of L&L’s Top 100 companies.

JDL acquires Tieco

The irrigation company has six locations in Alabama and Florida.

Judge blocks EPA rule

President Obama's push would have extended clean water rules to ditches and small streams.

Plantscapers acquires company

Along with expanding into the Palm Springs region, the company also launched a new website.

Take stock of seeds

Grass prices have stabilized and should stay steady.

x