Eastern Land Management, an award-winning, full-service commercial landscape company serving Fairfield County, Connecticut, and greater metropolitan New York, is pleased to welcome James E. (Jamie) Gorton to its resource conservation team.
“Water efficient landscaping and waste reduction are front-and-center initiatives for ELM and for commercial property owners and managers pursuing LEED credits and green goals,” said ELM President, Bruce Moore, Jr. “It is a win-win: conservation drives a reduction in net resource usage, strengthens landscape resilience and reduces environmental impacts.”
A fourth-generation Connecticut native, Jamie’s lived and worked in the arid southwest regions of the U.S., and has a visionary passion for irrigation system design, alternate water sources, data-based water management technologies, and water-efficient landscaping. Jamie is well qualified for this position and holds advanced certifications from the National Association of Landscape Professionals and the Irrigation Association.
“Adapting to change is not easy and although Connecticut has successfully weathered periods of drought, water-quality regulations and evolving technology means strategic water-use planning is an important current and future issue,” said Jamie. “The way outdoor water is managed has a direct impact on the property’s performance and by promoting sustainability, we help commercial real estate owners and managers in their pursuit of credits to certify their sites as environmentally responsible and help them develop measurements for success.”
Jamie will be based at ELM’s Monroe, Connecticut office, and is currently working with clients on their strategic planning to drive conservation priorities for the coming year.
For more information on water management and sustainable best practices, contact Bruce Moore Jr. at 203-316-5433.