• Klausing Group

Klausing Group

Get outside and do something positive. This natural, entrepreneurial spirit drove Roscoe and Brook Klausing to start a lawn mowing business in 1992. This initial venture planted the seeds for flourishing careers in the green industry, and before long the brothers were subcontracting for landscape architects and designers. Klausing Group formed in 2001, and since then Roscoe has grown the commercial grounds management and landscape construction firm based on the values of professionalism, integrity, responsibility, education and passion. Today, The Klausing Group is a leader in landscape industry certification and employee training in central Kentucky and known for its commitment to creating and maintaining landscapes that do more.


A Professional Approach

We strive to make a positive impression on every commercial landscape we touch in Kentucky, and to raise the bar for professionalism in the landscape industry. Supporting education is a priority. Roscoe Klausing was central Kentucky’s first National Association of Landscape Professionals (NALP) Landscape Industry Certified (LIC) Professional. He’s also Central Kentucky’s only NALP Trailblazer. And, the dedicated managers at Klausing Group also hold LIC and other professional certifications. Knowledge is our competitive advantage, and why facility managers trust Klausing Group to take their commercial properties to the next level.


Two Distinct Commercial Landscape Divisions

Our promise is simple yet requires deep landscape expertise and experience. We will make you and your property look great, and that’s because we are invested in your business and provide tools so you can maximize your landscape investment.

The Klausing Group provides Commercial Landscape Maintenance that focuses on landscape maintenance, including Snow & Ice Management, and enhancements to increase the value of your landscape and tap its full potential. Our Commercial Landscape Construction division designs and builds landscapes that “do more” with a mind toward better serving your customers and the community.

 

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Current Sustainable Practices

Sustainability Management and Green Team 

  • Includes sustainability tips in monthly newsletter.
  • Hosts annual trainings to educate employees about sustainability issues, policies, and procedures.
  • Developed a written Comprehensive Sustainability Plan that includes goals in these categories; Sustainability Goals Roles & Responsibilities, Policies & Procedures, Activities & Impact, and Timelines.
  • Designated a Sustainability Coordinator or Green Team responsible for managing sustainability initiatives.

Awareness, Education, and Outreach

  • Includes sustainability tips in a monthly newsletter.
  • Provides a sustainability information board in a common area.
  • Includes a sustainability statement and training in all new hire materials.
  • Hosts annual trainings or workshops to educate employees about sustainability issues, policies and procedures.
  • Highlights sustainability efforts or initiatives at career fairs or career days.
  • Promotes sustainability accomplishments in external marketing materials. Specifically social media and blog.
  • Provides volunteers for community environmental projects annually.
  • Has hosted an environmental event at the Klausing Group offices.
  • Sponsored an environmental booth at an existing community event.
  • Participates in a regional sustainability workshops.

Energy Efficiency

  • Installed energy efficient (i.e. Energy Star) rated windows in all conditioned spaces.
  • Established a power-down policy and checklist that includes items such as shutting off lights at night.
  • Set water heater thermostats to a maximum of 120 degrees.
  • Delamped vending machine.
  • Established a regular filter maintenance policy for the HVAC system.
  • Established a policy for purchasing that requires Energy Star rated appliances and electronics.
  • Established a dress code that encourages employees to dress for thermal comfort.
  • Installed programmable thermostats and use them to adjust temperature during unoccupied hours.

Waste and Recycling

  • Trains and requires staff responsible for cleaning to segregate waste and recyclable materials.
  • Replaced at least 50% of paper stock with post-consumer recycled paper.
  • Participates in a composting program.
  • Implemented a basic recycling program.
  • Provides clearly marked recycling bins at work stations and/or in common areas.
  • Uses reusable mugs and dishware instead of disposable plates, cups, and utensils.
  • Has created a landfill diversion goal.

Water Quality/Conservation

  • Harvests rainwater through rain barrel system.
  • Established a policy for proper hazardous waste and chemical disposal.
  • Established a policy for proper disposal of fats, oils, and grease, distribute to staff, and post in key areas.
  • Performed a storm water pollution survey.
  • Posted information in restrooms about proper disposal of flushable wipes and other items.
  • Installed outdoor ash trays to prevent cigarette litter, and make pocket ash trays available to staff who smoke.
  • Before washing parking lots, sweeps debris/litter and does not use cleaners.

Urban Forestry and Landscapes

  • Established environmentally friendly lawn care policies to reduce chemical pesticide and fertilizer.
  • Adopted a sustainability statement for landscape contracts.
  • Established a native species-only plant replacement policy for tree and shrub planting.
  • Participates in a community reforestation projects.
  • Assess the ecosystem services of trees on property using the National Tree Benefits Calculator.
  • Established a sustainability statement for landscape contracts.
  • Removed all invasive species from property.
  • Established an Integrated Pest Management policy to reduce use of pesticides in the landscape.
  • Planted a pollinator garden.
  • Planted a rain garden.
  • Audits irrigation system for leaks.
  • Adjusts irrigation system to water during cool periods and wet weather.

Sustainable Purchasing

  • Established a policy for reducing the toxic chemicals/materials in the workplace.
  • Established a policy to purchase non-Styrofoam cups and plates for use at the workplace or at events.
  • Established a policy for purchasing locally, if available.
  • Established a policy for purchasing environmentally-friendly cleaning products.

Transportation

  • Implemented a no-idling policy.
  • Adopted a telecommuting option for employees.
  • Installed a bike rack with sufficient space for at least 10% of employees.
  • Installed weather-protected bike storage (indoor or outdoor).
  • Place bicycle storage closer than any other designated parking spot.

Innovation

  • Installed a green/living roof.
  • Installed a 300-gallon+ water catchment system.
  • Installed a permeable parking lot.

Future Plans

  • Install water efficient faucets in all of the restrooms.
  • Switch Exit signs to LED lights.

Member since 2017