Petaluma, Calif. (PRWEB) February 10, 2010
HydroPoint Data Systems Inc. , provider of the WeatherTRAK® Smart Water Management solution, today announced the next webcast in its Sustainability 360° Educational Series. The On-Demand webcast features a case study co-presented by Jerry DeJournett, vice president of operations for USM , a leader in facilities maintenance and management, and HydroPoint Vice President and Co-Founder Chris Manchuck.
The 30-minute webcast outlines how several of the nation's top retailers sustainably reduce outdoor water use by an average of 45 percent with WeatherTRAK Smart Water Management solutions to realize immediate cost savings. Working with HydroPoint and USM, companies realize further cost savings by avoiding damage caused by over-watering including parking lot corrosion, stucco rot and mold.
Representing USM, Mr. DeJournett presents smart technologies and best practices that achieve rapid ROI and measurable building efficiencies for USM clients in facilities management, retail and commercial property management.
"Our clients' resource management requirements are ever-changing and evolving. As this rate of change continues to accelerate, organizations have less time and resources to seek out new innovations," said Mr. DeJournett. He continued, "USM introduces proven solutions like WeatherTRAK to our clients as part of our continual evolution in meeting client-driven desire for a holistic resource management approach."
Based on a company's objectives for sustainability and operational efficiencies, USM's holistic approach can scale to encompass all facilities management services or focus on landscape and Smart Water Management in particular. Smart Water Management has been named a mission-critical green initiative for 2010 as water supplies dwindle and the business risk associated with wasteful water use rises. Customers with Smart Water Management implementations typically achieve payback between 12 and 24 months along with a quick, easy sustainability win.
HydroPoint's WeatherTRAK Smart Water Management solutions provide customers with a simple approach to smart irrigation, eliminating the expensive and wasteful practice of landscape over-watering. The WeatherTRAK controller creates a custom irrigation schedule for each landscape, based on plant type, soil type, sun exposure and slope. Irrigation adjustments are dynamically triggered as the controller receives daily, local weather data via the WeatherTRAK ET Everywhere™ service.
"HydroPoint is pleased to partner with USM to bring money-saving Smart Water Management solutions to their customers," said Sharon Thompson, vice president of marketing for HydroPoint. Ms. Thompson added, "Together we're demonstrating that water efficiency is the key to improved property investment and landscape health."
To register for this webcast featuring USM or to learn about other HydroPoint webcasts, visit: hydropoint.com/webcasts.
Six of the top ten national retailers partner with USM to uphold a consistent brand image and improve their customers' in-store experience through facilities maintenance and management solutions. USM delivers non-core, yet mission critical interior and exterior facility services to over 80,000 client sites throughout North America in various industries with geographically dispersed assets including retail, restaurants, banking, real estate investment trusts, education, telecommunications, and utilities. http://www.usmservices.com
USM is part of the Transfield Services Group. Transfield Services delivers essential services to key industries in the resources and industrial, property and infrastructure sectors. A leading global provider of operations, maintenance, and asset and project management services, Transfield Services has more than 28,000 employees in Australia, New Zealand, the United States, the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, New Caledonia, South East Asia, India, Chile and Canada. Transfield Services Limited (TSE) is listed on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX). http://www.transfieldservices.com
About HydroPoint Data Systems, Inc.
HydroPoint, founded in 2002, is the market and technology leader in Smart Water Management. The company's WeatherTRAK solution uniquely delivers a multitude of financial and environmental benefits by revolutionizing management of the area of greatest waste in urban water use: landscape irrigation. Proven in 23 independent studies, including the vanguard pollution runoff study led by the EPA, the WeatherTRAK solution saves water, reduces energy demand and protects water quality while it minimizes liability and expense exposure. In 2009 alone, WeatherTRAK subscribers saved 11.3 billion gallons of water, 45 million kilowatt hours and 60 million pounds of CO2. Facing water rates ranging from $2 to $6 per 1,000 gallons and additional related expenses due to overwatering damages ranging from $500 to $10,000 per site, leading companies across the U.S. have identified WeatherTRAK as the green initiative with the fastest payback. Headquartered in Petaluma, Calif., HydroPoint is privately owned and operated. For more information, visit http://www.hydropoint.com.
WeatherTRAK is a registered trademark of HydroPoint Data Systems, Inc.
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