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Turf Evolutions is proud to provide an alternative choice to the more environmentally taxing grass we grew up with. Artificial grass has fast become the green solution for the 21st Century. Unlike its “natural” counterpart, it requires no water, fertilizer, pesticides or air-polluting mowing equipment. It allows greens and fields to be enjoyed 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Additionally, its maintenance costs are minimal to none when compared to those of "natural" grass.

Natural grass vs. Synthetic turf

Natural Grass:

   Depletes fresh water and reclaimed water sources. The average lawn uses between 20,000 and 40,000 gallons of water per year.

   Pesticides and fertilizers can end up in ground water and surrounding waterways, which can be dangerous to children and pets.

   Mowing and maintenance uses fossil fuels and omits pollution, ten to thirty times the amount of an automobile. Gasoline emissions and yard clippings are large contributors to the greenhouse effect.

Synthetic turf:

   Products saves millions of gallons of water every year

   TE uses recycled tires as an infill component so that old tires do not end up in landfills

   Nitrate levels in the water table can be kept at bay by using no fertilizers or pesticides

   Rivers and streams can be kept cleaner because no fertilizers or pesticides will “runoff” our land into water sources.

Rooftop Gardens, Amenity Decks and Medians

Turf Evolutions’ products and systems are ideal for rooftop areas where natural grass is very difficult to grow and maintain. It provides a lightweight green solution that can be used for play and leisure, turning bland hardscapes into lush green turf areas.

Urban areas such as courtyards, pet runs, and road and parking lot medians are areas where Turf Evolutions can provide environmentally friendly products that remain functional, but require no water and minimal maintenance.

The United States Green Building Council (USGBC) and Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED).

Turf Evolutions is a member of the United States Green Building Council. The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) is a non-profit organization committed to expanding sustainable building practices. USGBC is composed of more than 12,000 organizations from across the building industry that are working to advance structures that are environmentally responsible, profitable, and healthy places to live and work. Members includes building owners and end-users, real estate developers, facility managers, architects, designers, engineers, general contractors, subcontractors, product and building system manufacturers, government agencies, and nonprofits.

The USGBC developed and maintains the LEED rating system. The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating System™ encourages and accelerates global adoption of sustainable green building and development practices through the creation and implementation of universally understood and accepted tools and performance criteria. LEED is the nationally accepted benchmark for the design, construction and operation of high performance green buildings.

Contractors and Owners can earn LEED points by using our products and systems. Points can be earned for using recycled materials, as well as for reducing the amount of irrigation needed on a project.

Links

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