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April 15, 2013

IFMA Show Review—Watering System

We at Smart Rain just got back from a trip to the International Facility Management Association (IFMA) trade show in downtown Los Angeles. IFMA shows are known to be one of the highlights of the year.

The IFMA show is for facility and property managers and business owners. It was a good opportunity for us to meet with potential clients in the industry and to get the Smart Rain name out there.

The show was awesome! We had our own booth, which actually turned out to be a hit. As you can see from the photo, our booth had an actual waterfall in it. What better way to tell trade show goers that our business is water, then to actually have water at our booth?

The most popular item at our booth wasn’t the waterfall, however. We presented people with our “Water Management IQ Test;” a series of questions designed to test people’s knowledge about water conservation.

Our IQ Test asks such questions as: “On average, how much water coming into your property is used for landscaping?” and “When you water your sprinklers during the day, how much of that water is lost to evaporation, on average?” Do you know the answers to these questions? The answer is 70% and 30% respectively.

The IQ test was a big hit. Property and facilities manager’s that we gave the test to were shocked at some of the statistics we presented at the IFMA show. Some of them actually ran and grabbed friends to come and take the test. It provided us with really good insight into the knowledge (or lack thereof) that people have in water management.

time saving technology presented at IFMA show

 We're Grateful For The Chance To Be At The IFMA Show.

We’re glad we were able to teach some folks about effective water management. After they took the IQ test, some people would ask us, “So it really is better for us to water our lawns at night?” After confirming and explaining why, we’d see their light bulb turn on to the possibilities of Smart Rain and what our effective water management system could mean to them.

All in all, it was a great IFMA show for us to go to. We were happy to provide this kind of information, especially to property and facilities managers. We know our system is the best way to save money and water on landscaping.

If you would like more information about how much we could save you, check out our savings calculator. Or call us for a consultation. Visit us at Smart Rain

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