David Davis

Comfortable Conservation

2014-01-28T14:10:12-04:00January 28th, 2014|Categories: Buildings, Dining and Food Systems, Waste Reduction|Tags: , , , , , |

Spring semester is here: new classes, new students, and the highly anticipated opening of North Campus Dining Hall. The 21,000 square foot-facility was designed and constructed to LEED-silver standards. From equipment to furnishings, it showcases some unique – even one-of-a-kind – sustainable design features. John Wise, Associate Vice President of Hospitality & Auxiliary Services at WFU, [...]

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Tree relocations save trees from destruction

2011-02-14T12:12:58-04:00February 4th, 2011|Categories: Buildings, Campus, Home Stories, Water and Landscaping|Tags: , , , , , |

With the help of some serious equipment, Landscaping Services staff members successfully removed 24 trees from the future site of the business school, Farrell Hall, and transplanted them at three locations: the new Welcome Center, South Hall, and North Campus Apartments. The various maples, oaks and redbuds that made up the initial transfer group [...]

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FAQ: Landscaping water usage

2011-11-18T13:44:40-04:00June 9th, 2010|Categories: Home Stories, Water and Landscaping|Tags: , , , |

Q. I've noticed how beautiful the Wake Forest gardens are, but isn't all that landscaping water intensive, particularly during the summer when the flowers are in bloom and water is at a premium? A. Though landscaping, particularly on a large scale like at the university, requires a lot of input, there are many simple ways to [...]

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Faces of Sustainability – David Davis

2012-06-27T05:12:54-04:00May 28th, 2010|Categories: Faces of Sustainability, Home Stories, Stewardship, Water and Landscaping|Tags: , |

Maintaining the landscape and horticultural variety of Wake Forest’s property is a much more complex and integrated endeavor than one might suspect, as proven by David Davis, Wake’s Manager of Landscaping Services. A new administration at the university brought new and progressive views on sustainability, and a shift in the landscaping practices of old. For years [...]

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