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BCI Burke Commits $1.5 Million to “Play Today”

BCI Burke’s avid commitment to create outdoor recreation opportunities for kids’ play and fitness is ramping up savings on the most innovative and industry leading structures.  Burke’s NucleusTM, Intensity®, NaturePlay®, Little BuddiesTM, and VoltageTM play systems are featured in the “Play Today” grants totaling $1.5 million, along with an array of play freestanding favorites that include Burke Basics spinners, swings, climbers, drums and Rock ‘N’ Ride racecar. The “Play Today” grants incentivize leaders at schools, churches, child cares, municipalities, homeowners’ … Continue reading

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ASLA Headquarters helps Washington D.C. Rank #2 in EPA’s Top 25 Cities With Energy Star Buildings

The headquarters of the American Society of Landscape Architects helped Washington, D.C., rank second on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) 2014 list of the top U.S. cities with the most ENERGY STAR certified buildings. Cities are ranked on the list by how many buildings earned the prestigious ENERGY STAR in their area last year. ASLA’s headquarters was one of 435 ENERGY STAR certified buildings in 2013 that helped Washington, D.C., make the list. To earn EPA’s ENERGY STAR, buildings … Continue reading

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ASLA Launches New Educational Resource

The American Society of Landscape Architects is launching two new educational resources that will help young people and teachers explore the landscape architecture profession—a newly redesigned Career Discovery website and the new Tools for Teachers. The launch is part of ASLA’s outreach for National Landscape Architecture Month in April. The Career Discovery website, aimed at students in middle school and high school, explains what a landscape architect does and how to become one. With a background that features the evolution … Continue reading

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Top Landscaping Tips for 2014

Dan Hechtkopf and Reid Heidenry of South Beach Investment Realty – two of the top luxury real estate specialists in the city of Miami — offer advice on what their clients are looking for in their homes. (1) Outdoor Stone Fireplaces Outdoor fireplaces have been around for a long time, but in the last few years they have really gained in popularity.  They can serve as a focal point in the design of a backyard landscape, while providing the functional warmth of a … Continue reading

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Rees Jones Honored With Don A. Rossi Award

The Golf Course Builders Association of America (GCBAA) is pleased to announce Rees Jones as its recipient of the prestigious Don A. Rossi Award. Known as “The Open Doctor” for his many renovations of U.S. Open Championship courses, Jones has also played a key role in redesigning several other courses for major championships. “Rees has a unique opinion when it comes to building golf courses and believes courses don’t have to be long to be challenging or hard to be … Continue reading

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