Life Cycle Cost Analysis of Stormwater Management Methods

Life Cycle Cost Analysis (LCCA) is a method used to assess the total cost of ownership for a project, or elements of a project. This paper applies the LCCA method to five scenarios to determine their economic performance compared to traditional strategies.

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Report: Impact of Ornamental Horticulture on Canada's Economy

A national study by the Canadian Ornamental Horticulture Alliance on the impact of ornamental horticulture on Canada’s economy shows how the ornamental horticulture sector contributes $14.6 billion annually.

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Report: Statistical Overview of Canadian Horticulture 2009-2010

Statistical Overview of Canadian Horticulture 2009-2010 prepared by the Market Analysis and Information Section of Agriculture and Agri-food Canada.

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Vineland Innovation Reports

The Innovation Report is an update on the happenings at the Vineland Research and Innovation Centre.

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Industry Trend Report

Significant trends are at work shaping the future of the ornamental horticulture industry and affecting businesses that grow and retail plants, and sell related products and services.

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Economic Benefits

Green spaces benefit our economy. They conserve energy by providing shade, windbreaks and cooling effects. Landscaping has been shown to increase property values for homeowners and to be a wise investment for all levels of government. The results are soil stabilization and reduced run-off from open spaces, reduced maintenance for open spaces, increased public safety and greater appeal to tourists.

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Lifestyle Benefits

Imagine your local park completely devoid of green -- not a pretty picture! We tend to take for granted the role that green spaces play in our lives. Research has shown that green spaces foster improved mental and physical health and well-being, promote quicker recovery for hospital patients and those in long-term facilities and can promote decreased aggression and violence.

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Environmental Benefits

Green spaces benefit our environment. They filter pollutants and dust from the air, provide shade and lower temperatures in urban areas, and reduce erosion of soils and contamination of our waterways. They increase oxygen, act as carbon sinks, decrease pollution, improve indoor air quality, and attract wildlife and other natural attractions.

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Green Spaces

Green spaces consist of lawns and gardens at our homes, parks and sports fields, golf courses, botanical gardens and can be both managed and unmanaged. There are many advantages to having and creating green spaces.

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