Last week, Turf Care Landscape Products hosted LEED Irrigation and LED Lighting days in both its London and Newmarket locations. More than 40 attendees learned about Water Smart irrigation and energy saving landscape lighting technologies.
The day began with a Water Smart irrigation presentation by Craig Borland of the Toro Company. Craig’s presentation focused on Toro’s Precision™ Series Spray Heads, Nozzles and Smart Control Systems, including Climate Logic™, Sentinel™ and their new Soil Moisture Sensor.
Holding CLIA, CID, CIC, CWCM, and EPA–WaterSensecertifications, Craig has worked for Toro Irrigation/Irritrol for the past 18 years. During that time, he has managed the Controller Repair Department and the Service Center Repair program. He also held positions as Warranty Administrator, Inside Sales rep, and is currently working as a Sr. Customer Resource Specialist in the Irrigation Division’s Customer Resource Center.
Currently, Craig provides technical support for the Engineering, Legal, Technical Support and Marketing departments, and the Micro division. He has also taught classes for the Irrigation
Association, and serves on the I.A. Education Foundation Committee as a Subject Matter Expert.
To finish the day, attendees learned the ins and outs of designing LED lighting systems with John Higo, Lighting Manager of Turf Care Products Canada and Raymond Josephian, Lighting Sales Manager of Illumicare Group Limited.
John and Raymond’s presentation covered topics such as LED Lamp Driver Systems, Lumens vs. Watts, Total Cost of Ownership over the Life of an LED Lighting System and How to Design with Colour Temperatures.
All attendees walked away with a better understanding of LEED requirements and how to build their business using the newest irrigation and lighting technologies, as well as an irrigation certification of completion for a one day class, and a handy tool from Irritrol.
For more information about Turf Care Landscape Products future sessions, visit www.turfcare.ca/turf-care-tech/