PETALUMA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- HydroPoint Data Systems, Inc. and ValleyCrest Landscape Maintenance announced today that Darryl Wilson, Facilities Director for City of Hope, and Richard Restuccia, Director, Water Management Solutions for ValleyCrest Landscape Maintenance will co-present a success story for the HydroPoint Sustainability 360° Educational Series on a June 9, 2011 live webcast. The webcast will feature results City of Hope has achieved by implementing HydroPoint's WeatherTRAK Smart Water Management solutions. This webcast is part of HydroPoint's ongoing 360° Educational Series. The Series is designed to spur adoption of green technologies and practices that are both environmentally and financially viable.
City of Hope, located just northeast of Los Angeles, is a leading cancer research, treatment and education center. Deploying WeatherTRAK water-saving technologies in 2010 to address rising water costs and outdoor water use restrictions, City of Hope reports reduced water use and optimized grounds crew operations across the 120-acre campus. The park-like surroundings provide a diverse landscape for visitors and employees with more than one million square feet of turf, a nationally accredited rose garden, Japanese garden with koi pond and numerous tree specimens.
City of Hope partnered with ValleyCrest Landscape Maintenance to update out-dated irrigation clocks with 47 WeatherTRAK smart irrigation controllers after recognizing that significant outdoor water efficiencies could be achieved. HydroPoint’s WeatherTRAK Smart Water Management solutions provide City of Hope grounds crews with 24/7 visibility to irrigation schedules and water use via central internet management. Daily evapotranspiration (ET) data is transmitted to the WeatherTRAK controllers, updating the automated watering schedules as local weather conditions change. Plants receive precise amounts of water only when they need it. The technology eliminates over-watering as well as costly water run-off, hardscape repairs and liabilities.
'We commend City of Hope for their commitment to making outdoor water efficiency a priority. Using WeatherTRAK technology, ValleyCrest has optimized plant health, reduced staff hours and conserved vital resources at City of Hope, establishing a new standard in environmental stewardship for the community the institution serves and medical centers across the nation,' said Richard Restuccia, Director of Water Management Solutions for ValleyCrest Landscape Maintenance.
About ValleyCrest Landscape Maintenance
ValleyCrest Landscape Maintenance is recognized nationwide as the leader in landscape maintenance and horticultural services and a division of Calabasas, Calif.-based ValleyCrest Landscape Companies. ValleyCrest Landscape Maintenance's more than 100 locations deliver horticultural services for corporate office campuses, resorts, retail centers, colleges, cemeteries, museums, public spaces and homeowner's associations with a goal to improve the value of landscape investment through proper care and sustainable enhancements. From grounds maintenance and water management to seasonal color and tree care, ValleyCrest handles every aspect of landscape management, drawing upon more than 61 years of experience to serve a wide range of customers. For more information about ValleyCrest Landscape Companies, please visit www.valleycrest.com.
About HydroPoint Data Systems, Inc.
HydroPoint, founded in 2002, is the market and technology leader in Smart Water Management. The company's WeatherTRAK solution uniquely delivers a multitude of financial and environmental benefits by revolutionizing management of the area of greatest waste in urban water use: landscape irrigation. Proven in 23 independent studies, including the vanguard pollution runoff study led by the EPA, the WeatherTRAK solution saves water, reduces energy demand and protects water quality while it minimizes liability and expense exposure. In 2011, subscribers including The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE: KO), Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT), Regency Centers (NYSE: REG) and numerous public institutions will save 17 billion gallons of water, 68 million kilowatt hours and 91 million pounds of CO2. Facing water rates ranging from $2 to $6 per 1,000 gallons and related expenses due to overwatering damages ranging from $500 to $10,000 per site, companies across the U.S. have identified WeatherTRAK as the green initiative with the fastest payback. Headquartered in Petaluma, Calif., HydroPoint is privately owned and operated. For more information, visit www.hydropoint.com.
WeatherTRAK is a registered trademark of HydroPoint Data Systems, Inc.