Gateway85 CID Celebrates Earth Day by Moving to Zero-Emission Landscape Equipment with Brightview
The goal is to reduce noise pollution and emissions in the district while maintaining the attractive and inviting landscaping
Norcross, GA ‐ April 22, 2022 – In celebration of Earth Day, Gateway85 Community Improvement District announces that is working with Brightview (NYSE: BV), the nation’s leading commercial landscape company, to move to zero-emission, low-noise electric landscaping equipment beginning with mowers. It is Gateway85’s goal to move to 100% zero-emission electric landscape equipment to reduce gas emissions and noise pollution.
“As one of the state’s largest Community Improvement Districts, Gateway85 CID felt obligated to lead the way in finding environmentally sustainable solutions for the district,” said Emory Morsberger, executive director – Gateway85 CID. “We are thrilled to be working with an industry leader like Brightview,” he added.
Gateway85 CID has currently implemented 50% of its mowing equipment as electric, and all two-stroke engines, including weed eaters, blowers and hedgers are electric. The goal is to be 100% electric by the end of 2023.
Brightview prides itself on developing and nurturing landscapes that inspire and enhance communities and deploying environmentally sustainable strategies and solutions is the keystone to what Brightview does on Earth Day and every day.
“Our team members not only create and maintain the best landscapes on Earth, but they do so with sustainability top of mind,” said Andrew Masterman, BrightView President and Chief Executive Officer. “Taking these measures to ensure future generations enjoy a cleaner and greener Earth is core to our beliefs. It’s who we are. It’s how we operate.”
Brightview has implemented an enterprise-wide Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) strategy and as outlined in its 2022 ESG Report, the company is committed to minimizing its impact on earth. The company has a goal to reduce carbon emissions by 90% and become carbon neutral by 2035.
In addition to setting the standard for reducing noise pollution and gas emissions, the CID is continuing to focus on redevelopment, improving transportation options, improving the quality of jobs, and continuing improvements to the physical environment throughout the district.
BrightView is the largest provider of commercial landscaping services in the United States. Through its team of approximately 20,000 employees, BrightView provides services ranging from landscape maintenance and enhancements to tree care and landscape development for thousands of customers’ properties, including corporate and commercial properties, HOAs, public parks, hotels and resorts, hospitals and other healthcare facilities, educational institutions, restaurants and retail, and golf courses, among others. BrightView is the Official Field Consultant to Major League Baseball.
About Gateway85 CID
The Gateway85 Community Improvement District is one of the largest CIDs in the state of Georgia. The public-private partnership is funded by commercial property owners in the 14-square mile area, spanning the I-85 corridor in southwest Gwinnett County. Formed in 2005, the formerly named Gwinnett Village CID represents more than 550 owners, accounting for $1.7 billion in commercial property value. Gateway85 succeeds by partnering with Georgia DOT, the Atlanta Regional Commission, Gwinnett County, Norcross and Peachtree Corners. These partnerships have led to over $110 million in improvements since 2006 and are on track to produce another $179 million in progress by 2030. For more information, please visit the website, or connect via Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn or Instagram.