EPA Announces Cities with the Most Energy Star Buildings in the US

Los Angeles, Washington, D.C., Chicago, New York, Atlanta rank in top five

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released a list of U.S. metropolitan areas with the most Energy Star certified buildings in 2012, highlighting how owners and managers of commercial buildings across the country are taking action on climate change while delivering

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DC Unveils Sustainability Plan

Environmental Leader, Feb. 22., 2013 — Washington, DC mayor Vincent Gray this week announced a plan to halve the district’s GHG emissions and build 1,000 new renewable-energy systems by 2032, among other environmental goals.

The Sustainable DC Plan addresses four challenges: creating jobs and growing the district’s economy, improving the health and wellness of residents,

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Taking Sustainability Seriously in Washington, D.C.

In April 2012, Washington, D.C., Mayor Vincent Gray made a statement that caught many people’s attention: he wants the District to be “fossil-free” by 2030.

Does it sound a little crazy? Maybe. But when it comes to U.S. cities that take sustainability seriously and are putting the infrastructure in place to make such a vision

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D.C. aims to create sustainable ‘living building’

From the Washington Post, Dec. 13, 2012, Rachel S. Karas.

Seeking to further distinguish the District as a national leader in urban sustainability, officials plan to create the city’s first “living building,” joining a green certification program that promotes the highest level of architectural sustainability.

The Living Building Challenge focuses on seven aspects of a

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EPA Announces ‘Clean Rivers, Green District Partnership’ With District of Columbia and DC Water

Green Infrastructure Initiative Supports Sustainable D.C. Goals

(PHILADELPHIA – Dec. 14, 2012) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the District of Columbia, and D.C. Water have joined in a partnership agreement to use green techniques for wet weather pollution control in the District. The “Clean Rivers, Green District” agreement outlines the collaborative steps to support green

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Green Energy Company Viridian to Launch Washington, D.C. and Delaware Markets

Viridian Energy, a leading provider of affordable, green energy, today announced it will launch its newest markets, Washington, D.C. and Delaware. For the past several months, Viridian Energy has conducted a series of pre-launch training and sustainability events in the area, gaining momentum and preparing for the launch of service. By expanding into Washington, D.C.

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DC seeks public input on sustainability implementation actions

Nov. 8, 2012. Over 100 people sat in the red-cushioned pews of All Souls Unitarian Church near the intersection of 16th Street and Columbia Road in Washington, DC last night to discuss implementation of DC Mayor Gray’s April 2012 sustainability vision.

Keith Anderson, Interim Director of the DC Department of Environment, and Harriet Tregoning, Director

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Study Finds Hospital Environmental Sustainability Efforts Could Save Health Care Sector $15B over 10 Years

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Efforts by hospitals to develop “greener,” or more environmentally sustainable operations result in significant savings rather than incur additional costs, according to a study of nine hospitals/health systems that underwent such changes in their operations over the last five years. A new Health Care Research Collaborative study, “Can Sustainable Hospitals Help Bend

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Innovation and Vision in the Sustainability Sector

Washington, D.C. – (Oct. 9, 2012) – The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) has announced the recipients of its 2012 Leadership Awards, recognizing outstanding individuals who embody the vision, leadership and commitment to the evolution of green buildings and communities as a vehicle to enhance our quality of life. The awards will be presented at

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UDC’S College of Agriculture, Urban Sustainability and Environmental Sciences (CAUSES) Launches Television Series

Washington, DC – A new television program focusing on urban sustainability issues in the District of Columbia premiered on October 1, 2012. “CAUSES,” the half-hour news and interview program of UDC’s College of Agriculture, Urban Sustainability and Environmental Sciences (CAUSES), will explore relevant issues and inform viewers about the many ways that CAUSES research, academic

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