TAG: standards

Hitting performance targets

March 12, 2015By
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How three firms tackle performance goals for maintenance crews, including establishing standards and recognizing employees for meeting or surpassing their marks. Path to success ND Landscape Georgetown, Mass. At ND Landscape, it was confirmed with a set of Legos—more specifically, the directions to a set of Legos. The target was to put a Lego set together as quickly as possible.... read more

Sustainability standards faceoff

March 12, 2015By

We compare and contrast how the LEED and Green Globes rating systems for green buildings allocate points for irrigation and water efficiency. With the General Services Administration recognizing both the Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) and Green Globes programs as credible standards for green buildings, we examine the similarities and differences between the rating systems in terms of... read more

AmericanHort revises American Standard for Nursery Stock

November 4, 2014By

AmericanHort published a revised American Standard for Nursery Stock (ANSI Z60.1), which now is downloadable for free at AmericanHort.org/standard. The standard highlights how nursery stock—living plants other than annuals—should be specified and sold within the trade. For instance, it includes how to measure and state the size of a plant, determine the acceptable relationship between the plant and the container... read more