LOS ANGELES, Calif. — American Green Zone Alliance (AGZA) announces a  collaboration with STIHL Inc. to promote battery-electric equipment in professional applications. The new effort pairs commercial grade STIHL battery tools with AGZA’s Green Zone education and certification programs for sustainable grounds maintenance.

As the global leader in zero-emission sustainable grounds maintenance strategies, AGZA supports the transition from gas to electric operations at schools, universities, sports facilities, golf courses, HOAs, retirement communities, hospitals, hotels and entire cities. AGZA’s certification programs create and verify “Green Zones” and educate and certify AGZA Service Professionals.

Green Zones are a scalable model proven to slash hourly operational costs, reduce noise levels and completely eliminate smog-forming emissions, toxic particulate matter and greenhouse gasses from grounds maintenance.

AGZA was founded to give clients and crews advice on which manufacturers and tools are capable of commercial work production and which can actually replace gas machines. It will showcase the STIHL AP line in its advocacy to mayors and city councils, public works departments, sustainability organizations, and academic, municipal and commercial crews.

“Our new relationship with AGZA will help bring additional awareness to communities and landscape professionals about the benefits of commercial-grade battery products to their businesses and the environment,” said Roger Phelps, corporate communications manager at STIHL.

STIHL was among the first to apply lithium-battery power to a suite of tools that could challenge the performance and work production of gas machines. The 36v AP line of commercial tools pushes the boundaries of battery power, performance and run-times and secures the brand’s place as AGZA Approved commercial grade battery electric equipment.

“AGZA gives our full-throated endorsement to the STIHL AP line. They are among the best of the best in the cordless lawn and garden sector, capable of performing full-time commercial-grade grounds maintenance and sufficient to replace gas tools for virtually all routine maintenance tasks. If you are considering making the transition to low-noise zero-emissions operations, the tools already exist to get a professional job done: the AGZA-Approved equipment from STIHL will provide the best possible outcome.”