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Plants / Planters


Interior plants contribute to an aesthetically pleasing environment. There are several different types of indoor plants, all which vary according to the ease of growth and maintenance, resistance to pests, and efficiency at cleaning the air we breath. Foliage plants are great for indoor work environments because they dont flower and thus do not introduce allergens into the air. http://greenplantsforgreenbuildings.org


O+M Tips

  • Plants should be watered properly; over-watered plants can foster an environment conducive to fruit flies.
  • If pests or insects occur work with personnel trained in Integrated Pest Management to support non-chemical solutions.

End of Life Tips

  • If in good condition, planters can be donated to organizations like Habitat for Humanity that will reuse them.
  • To recycle contact the manufacturer or visit Earth911.com to determine the capacity of local facilities.

For alignment with LEED Standards

  • Regional Materials: For credit achievement calculation, products sourced (extracted, manufactured, purchased) within 100 miles (160 km) of the project site are valued at 200% of their base contributing cost.
    • BD+C and ID+C MR: Building Product Disclosure and Optimization – Sourcing of Raw Materials and Material Ingredients
    • O+M MR: Purchasing - Facility Maintenance and Renovation