Greening your HOA

PEC helps homeowners and homeowners associations (HOAs) create healthier communities by adopting sustainable landscaping practices. We offer resources, networking opportunities, case studies, tours and trainings to facilitate change that will result in common spaces for the greater good.

Capturing the Rain: Green Infrastructure Options for HOA Common Areas
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Capturing the Rain: Green Infrastructure Options for HOA Common Areas

Rain garden planting at Rady Park in Warrenton, VA. Photo by Marco Sanchez. Many residents frequent common areas that are managed by homeowners associations, churches, or local governments. How these entities manage their public landscapes can have a profound effect on the health of our local ecosystems, wildlife, streams and ...
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Common Space for the Greater Good
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Common Space for the Greater Good

From left to right: Conservation Landscape Designer Susan Abraham, Virginia Master Naturalist Frank McLaughlin and River Creek Con uence Park Committee members Jack McNamee and Harrison Crecraft. Photo by Paula Combs. Over 60 percent of Loudoun residents, live in a Homeowners Association-controlled community. How these communities manage their landscapes can ...
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Loudoun HOA communities share and discover practical steps for healthier landscaping

The second Homeowners Association (HOA) forum, “Common Space for the Greater Good,” was held on October 11, 2018 and attended by nearly 100 guests representing 33 HOA communities. “Practical Steps for Healthier Landscapes” was the second installment of Loudoun HOA programs organized by The Piedmont Environmental Council (PEC) and partners ...
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Loudoun Homeowners Associations As Change Agents
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Loudoun Homeowners Associations As Change Agents

Everyone wants to live in a healthy environment, and landscaping practices affect the health of residents and their pets at home. The health of local ecosystems, streams and drinking water sources and wildlife are all impacted by how these large swaths of landscape are managed. Landscaping practices can be more ...
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Lessons Learned & Presentations from the 2016 Loudoun HOA Forum
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Lessons Learned & Presentations from the 2016 Loudoun HOA Forum

On the evening of March 10, 2016 more than 150 individuals attended a forum in eastern Loudoun focused on improving landscaping practices for stream health, water quality and the environment. Hosted by The Piedmont Environmental Council in partnership with Loudoun County, Common Space for the Greater Good presented solutions for ...
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