What do lawns, green roofs and electric bills have in common? If you ask Bob Snieckus, the answer is “energy.”
Even though Snieckus stays busy as National Landscape Architect for USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), he is also committed to conserving energy and improving sustainability in the Washington, D.C., buildings and landscapes where he works.
Snieckus’ usual work includes watershed projects, stream restorations and dam removals. However, as a member of the People’s Garden Team at USDA Headquarters, part of USDA’sPeople’s Garden Initiative, he brainstorms ways to reduce the department’s energy consumption and water use on lawns and gardens.
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