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Department of Labor

Sustainable, renewable landscaping

I noticed that the plants and flowers used for landscaping around the Capitol, the Mall, and other Federally-managed land is changed every couple months. Even when the landscapers use perennials and bulbs, these are dug up and replaced by new plants and flowers in order to maximize the visual effect. I think equally beautiful displays can be made with a well-thought out garden plan using a variety of perennials, bulbs,... more »

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Department of Defense

Plant Perennials Instead of Annuals on Military Installations

CURRENTLY: Maintenance of military installation grounds is necessary to keep up appearance and provide safe environment. Services performed under grounds maintenance contracts like cutting grass, caring for trees, flowers, and shrubs are VERY costly depending on installation size/population, climate, # of buildings, special events, political significance, etc. Most grounds maint contracts have allowances to buy new Annuals... more »

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Department of Commerce

Live Plants in Office Buildings & Atriums

Live plants and trees in offices and large atriums not only improve moods of those working, however they also save money and energy by naturally filtering the air and balancing the temperature (thus saving money on temperature control). Many large hotels use plants in the center atrium of the hotel, as the upper levels can become very warm, even with the air conditioning working its hardest. The plants can also maintain... more »

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