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TAG: Patrick Crais

Web Extra: Blue Watchdog spins conservation into software

July 11, 2014By

Another venture from Patrick Crais, founder of Blue Watchdog Conservation—which was featured in the July 2014 cover story of Landscape Management, Blue Pandas is a water conservation software company started by Crais and two other engineers, Martin Grant and Tom McKenzie. The software automates Blue Watchdog’s water management tasks, allowing the company to manage sites more efficiently and enabling its customers... read more

How 5 firms cut down clients’ water use, bills

July 2, 2014By

The U.S. uses more gallons of water outdoors per day than there are people on the planet. The ratio: 9 billion gallons to 7 billion people. More startling than that is 50 percent of that outdoor water is wasted due to overwatering, according to the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) WaterSense program. It’s landscape and irrigation professionals like Kurt Thompson who... read more