Sustainable Buildings Strategies:
Fig. B3 – NIH Bethesda Build #10 Clinical Center aerial
Some of the ongoing sustainable strategies implemented at the NIH included
protecting and retaining existing landscaping and natural features.
The use of plants that have low water and pesticide needs, and generate
minimum plant trimmings is now standard landscaping practice across all NIH
The NIH uses no irrigation systems for its campus landscape plantings.
Fig. B4 – NIH Campus aerial Photograph
Bethesda Campus has extensive public transportation access, both toe buses and
In addition, the NIH has a progress Van
& Carpools program as well as actively promoting teleworking.
Fig. B5 - National Institutes of Health - Bike Rack