by Adam Sledd | Most people in the Washington DC metro area work in office or retail space that is leased rather than owned by their employers. While many now recognize the benefits of green buildings, property owners and tenants are still learning how their leases can also impact the energy use of a building.
Green leasing [...]
by Bill Updike | If there were an Olympic gold medal for green building, the District of Columbia would contend. With more than 250 LEED certified projects already in place, and another 471 in the pipeline, the District is a national leader in the green building sector. And the District may become the first city [...]
by Sam Witherbee | For years most environmental non-profits and civic-minded organizations have pursued environmental and social change with a laser focus on pursuing one type of power; political power. Organizations would build power to try to affect elections and political dialogue to bring about good policy and regulation. A group of organizations in the Washington DC metro-region, led [...]
by Mary Begin | The District Department of the Environment (DDOE) receives many calls from constituents with questions about compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs), also known as energy saving lights. Most of the callers want to know how to safely use CFLs, how to dispose of used CFLs, or how to clean up a broken CFL.
by Stella Tarnay | How energy is used in public buildings makes a huge difference for municipal budgets and the environment. The public sector, known to encourage and promote energy efficiency among builders and home owners, has often made a compelling case to constituents: save energy … save money! But is it all talk?
How energy-efficient [...]
by Lolita M. Perry | Chilling winds blow through the cracks of poorly insulated windows, doors, and attics, forcing millions of Americans to hike up thermostats during the winter to keep warm and stay healthy. Summers are no different; homeowners find themselves running the air conditioner constantly to stay cool. Summer or winter, extreme weather [...]