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GSA HAS TAKEN A UNIQUE
APPROACH TO POLLINATORS BY
INTO A PERFORMANCE
STANDARD. THIS STANDARD IS
ANOTHER BUILDING BLOCK AS
GSA CONTINUES TO EXPAND
LANDSCAPES AS NATURAL
PERFORMANCE SYSTEMS THAT
WORK WITH THE MANUFACTURED
SYSTEMS OF A BUILDING.
tal that focuses on pollinators. This plan requires that pollinator
plants be identified with bloom quality, bloom time, and targeted
pollinators. Nesting areas are to be identified, and if offsite,
should be annotated on the plan.
The supplemental section identifies the need to purchase
plants free of pesticides as these chemicals can kill or limit the
number of offspring that a female pollinator can produce. GSA
has utilized integrated pest management for years and this is
emphasized in this section in relation to pollinators. A maintenance plan must identify areas that require special management
and assigns pollinator sensitive zones.
GSA has taken a unique approach to pollinators by incorporating requirements into a performance standard. This standard is
another building block as GSA continues to expand landscapes
as natural performance systems that work with the manufactured
systems of a building.
Lance Davis, AIA, LEED, Program Manager for Design Excellence
Architecture+Sustainability, GSA. Lance will be speaking at
CitiesAlive in Washington.
FIND OUT MORE
White House Memo - goo.gl/AAxQxY
P100 - gsa.gov/portal/content/104821
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