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Cobb County School District, Atlanta, Georgia

Two schools in the Cobb County School District in Atlanta, Georgia, were retrofitted with RD1800™ PRS Sprays with Flow-Shield™ Technology with HE-VAN Nozzles, 5000 Plus PRS Rotors, and the Falcon® 6504 Rotor as proof of concept for a larger district-wide water saving initiative. Atlanta’s high water pressure, over 100 psi, makes it an ideal place to install sprays and rotors that regulate water pressure at the individual head.

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World-Class Soccer Stadiums, Brazil

Eleven regional soccer stadiums recently constructed to host the largest international soccer tournaments in Brazil will rely on Rain Bird irrigation systems to provide best-in-class system control and precise, uniform irrigation. Rain Bird Brazil’s team of experienced professionals provided designs and specifications, and managed the installation of these systems along with local distributors, contractors and consultants.

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Australian Capital Territory Upgrades to IQ™ v2.0 Central Control

The Australian Capital Territory has selected IQ™ v2.0 Central Control to replace its existing central control system.  ACT managers chose IQ because of its easy-to-use interface and robust set of water management capabilities.

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LEGOLAND

Products Designed for Reclaimed Water Help Save Time and Money at LEGOLAND, Carlsbad, CA

The PESB-R valve and the RD1800 spray help LEGOLAND's landscape team manage their time and budget more efficiently because they have eliminated changing out components due to reclaimed water and dirty water conditions.

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Dust Control at Mining Operations, Valé Iron Ore Facility, Brazil

Air quality compliance improved 53% after Valé installed the Rain Bird system. Rain Bird products provided a solution that used weather monitoring, centralized control and durable components to successfully control dust at iron ore facility.

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City of Bakersfield (CA) Recreation & Parks Department

The Recreation and Parks Department for Bakersfield, California is responsible for maintaining facilities, parks, streetscapes and arterial roadway medians. The department has grown significantly over the past few years, making it responsible for 60 parks and over 120 miles of streetscapes with a staff of approximately 130 full-time and 30 seasonal employees. Read how Rain Bird® Maxicom®2 Central Control helped them comply with legislation, reduce water consumption and save $215,000.

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ET Manager™ Cartridge/Royal Vista Apartments, Grand Rapids, Michigan

Managed by Koetje Communities, Royal Vista’s landscape is large and complex, featuring an irrigation system that includes five Rain Bird® ESP-LXME controllers, each of which manages multiple micro-climates. Because Royal Vista’s large site encompassed so many different micro-climates with varying degrees of sun exposure, soil types and plants, each of the five irrigation controllers required daily adjustments. Learn how Rain Bird’s ET Manager™ Control Cartridge was used to save water by making real-time adjustments to irrigation schedules based on hourly weather information.

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St. Augustine Roadway, Jacksonville, Florida

The St. Augustine Roadway site consisting of 33 spray zones and 2 rotor zones was originally installed with standard Rain Bird VAN nozzles. Duval County instituted a 2-day per week irrigation restriction, approving a 14 hour watering window on Tuesdays and Fridays only. The restrictions made it impossible to irrigate all 35 zones adequately. Read how Flagler Development Group, LLC. was able to reduce run times, improve distribution uniformity and lower consumption costs by retrofitting to the new Rain Bird HE-VAN high efficiency variable arc nozzle.

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Denver Botanic Gardens, Denver, Colorado

Located in the middle of the Mile High City, Denver Botanic Gardens spans 24 acres of landscape featuring thousands of plant species and microclimates present within the state of Colorado. Learn how Devin Riles, irrigation water manager for the Gardens, uses Rain Bird’s SiteControl Central Control System and MI Series Mobile Control to manage landscape lighting, audio programming, holiday lighting, misting systems and emergency mainline master valves for a grand total of 420 stations.

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Washington, D.C. Department of Parks and Recreation

The Washington D.C. Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) is responsible for maintaining 115 natural turf athletic fields at 75 different sites. These fields are heavily used by community sports and recreation organizations throughout the metropolitan area. Learn how Rain Bird’s ESP-LXME Modular Controllers and IQ™ v2.0 Central Control System offered DPR the perfect control solution for remote irrigation management without requiring a large, lump sum investment.

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Tierra Verde Resources, Inc. (TVRI ) San Diego, California

Tierra Verde Resources, Inc. (TVRI) is a licensed landscape maintenance company in San Diego, California that works exclusively with homeowner associations. One of TVRI’s largest customers is the 4S Ranch Homeowners Association. At 4S Ranch, TVRI is responsible for more than 40 acres of turf, 90 acres of slopes and 30 acres of planter beds. Learn how TVRI uses the combined power of Maxicom2® and an on-site weather station to apply reclaimed water to the 4S Ranch landscapes as efficiently and effectively as possible

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Miami Dade County Public Schools, Miami, Florida

Miami Dade County Public Schools is the fourth largest school district in the nation with over 360 school sites, including 48 senior high schools whose athletic fields are supervised by Dwayne Willis. In an effort to improve the condition of their heavily used athletic fields, the district initially sought to install a water-efficient irrigation system on five of its senior high athletic fields with future plans to update all of their high schools as well as the district’s remaining elementary and middle schools.

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City of Frisco Municipal Parking Structure, Frisco, TX

The City of Frisco, Texas, recently constructed a municipal parking structure with narrow landscape beds to be planted with shrubs and other groundcover. In an effort to conserve water and comply with recent legislation, Rain Bird's XFS subsurface dripline was selected to irrigate these narrow beds.

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Four Points by Sheraton and Marina, Tripoli, Libya

Sheraton Four Points Hotel and Resort is a top business and leisure destination in the Middle East consisting of a 308 room hotel and resort center with an accompanying marina. Rain Bird XFS subsurface dripline was chosen to address water conservation efforts and eliminate overspray.

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Miramar College, San Diego, CA

As part of a conscious effort to conserve water while maintaining the rich landscape of the college, Miramar College replaced overhead sprays on 4,000 square feet of turf with Rain Bird XFS subsurface dripline.

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AWS Irrigation Management Inc., Guelph, Canada

AWS Irrigation Management Inc. (AWS) is a team of highly experienced irrigation contractors in Guelph, Ontario, Canada. They provide water management services using the Maxicom2® system. With a current base of 50 customers and 75 controllers, AWS manages the irrigation needs for over 150 acres of property

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Parkhurst Homeowners’ Association, Fullerton, California

The Parkhurst Homeowners’ Association in Fullerton, California oversees an upscale neighborhood of over 350 families. Along with beautiful homes, the neighborhood maintains over 50 acres of green space, including 5-foot wide parkway strips that run between the sidewalks and the street. Rain Bird SQ Series nozzles were added as a retrofit to the association’s existing head-to-head configuration to provide a cost effective watering solution.

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Demonstration Garden - Palmdale, California

The City of Palmdale stands committed to The Intelligent Use of Water™ through water-efficient ordinances, sustainable landscape design standards and innovative irrigation maintenance practices. As a symbol of that commitment, the City Council decided to build a Demonstration Garden showcasing the beauty of drought-tolerant landscaping using mostly Rain Bird® products.

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Littleton Public Schools - Littleton, Colorado

With a staff of just two irrigation specialists, Littleton Public Schools must water an area of turf that has nearly tripled in the last 15 years. Due to drought concerns, conservation measures have looked to curtail or eliminate landscape irrigation in the Denver area.

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King Abdullah University of Science & Technology - Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Still under construction, KAUST is an international, graduate-level research university dedicated to inspiring a new age of scientific achievement in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia that will benefit the region and world. With the first academic year looming, the project’s numerous contractors and subcontractors needed to effectively coordinate efforts in order to meet a tight Stage One deadline.

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Gaylord Palms Resort - Kissimmee, Florida

The 1,406-room Gaylord Palms Resort and Convention Center is situated on 72 acres in Central Florida. Reminiscent of a grand Florida mansion, the building houses a 4.5-acre, glass-enclosed atrium featuring plant specimens ranging from Cuban royal palms to ferns and grasses typical of the Everglades.

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Mountain Equipment Co-op - Burlington, Ontario

Mountain Equipment Co-op (MEC) is a leading supplier of outdoor gear, clothing and camping equipment. In designing an irrigation system for the company’s Burlington, Ontario site, an extensive project team was charged with reducing potable landscape water use by 100 percent, thus fulfilling LEED® credits for water efficiency.

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Infinity Park and Infinity Park South - Glendale, Colorado

A densely populated Denver “inburb,” the Glendale community has a high demand for athletic fields and green spaces. The 5,000-seat Infinity Park represents the first rugby-dedicated municipal stadium in the U.S., while the 12-acre Infinity Park South features synthetic athletic fields and vast recreational space.

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Carmel Mountain Ranch - San Diego, California

Situated in suburban San Diego, the Carmel Mountain Ranch Residential Community Association includes nearly 5,000 dwellings ranging from single-family homes to condos to apartments. With the help of 38 irrigation controllers, the association manages a sprawling 54 acres of common areas, featuring turf grass, shrubs, flowers and trees.

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Boston Univ. Softball Field - Boston, Massachusetts

Boston University is a private research university located in Boston, Mass. With more than 4,000 faculty members and 31,000 students, Boston University stands as one of the largest private universities in the United States and one of the city’s largest employers.

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Demonstration Garden - Vancouver, British Columbia

Specializing in a coastal environment in the pacific northwest, Coastal Irrigation, Inc., is a recognized leader in low-volume irrigation solutions. With the construction of a new
demonstration garden, the company sought to demonstrate the water-saving ability of the Rain Bird® ET Manager™ Cartridge and drip irrigation system.

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CityCenter of CityNorth - Phoenix, AZ

A pioneer in sustainable design, CityNorth® is a 144-acre, mixed-use urban development situated in the heart of Phoenix’s Desert Ridge community. From the project’s inception, the development team sought to ensure that environmental responsibility was engineered into all facets of the site, including landscape and irrigation components.

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