Last month, Washington, D.C. became the first city in the world to receive a LEED for Cities Platinum leadership certification, the highest award bestowed upon cities by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). D.C. has 120 LEED-certified projects, with 29.04 square feet of LEED space per resident, far ahead of the top LEED state, … Continue reading Insight: Why Is D.C. Tops In LEED?
Washington D.C. has begun the new year with several moves on the green front. The Sustainable D.C. Act of 2012 was signed into law. Great Forest was part of the working group on waste and recycling that submitted recommendations to the Mayor. Backed with $4.5 million to implement sustainability projects across the District, the plan … Continue reading D.C. Finalizes Benchmarking Regulations; Signs Sustainability Act
Following on the heels of NYC’s Local Law 84 (2009), D.C.’s benchmarking rules will soon need to be acted upon. Buildings over 150,000 sq feet may need to report as early as January 2013. The basic structure of benchmarking follows the EPA Energy Star Portfolio Manager guidelines. For D.C., as in New York, we expect … Continue reading D.C: Benchmarking Compliance Update
While there is still no official confirmation of benchmarking reporting deadlines for D.C., we want to remind property owners and managers in the nation’s capital to begin planning now. As we mentioned in ourlast update, deadlines could fall as early as Jan. 2013 for buildings larger than 150,000 sq. feet. Fines for missing reporting deadlines … Continue reading D.C. Benchmarking Update