Green DC: Green Construction at the National Building Museum

The District recently passed building regulations that require new DC developments to meet strict environmental construction standards. 

The new National stadium was built to reflect these eco-friendly values, becoming the first stadium in the country that is certified by the U.S. Green Building Council. In addition to ongoing conservation programs, the stadium met strict environmental standards by recycling 5,500 tons of construction waste, installing a state-of-the-art water-filtration system and placing the stadium close to public transportation on what used to be the site of a contaminated brownfield.

If you are interested in learning more about green building standards and the new LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) rating system, the National Building Museum is hosting a forum next Thursday with experts in the field. The details are below.

In addition to this forum, watch for an exhibit coming to the Museum in October that will focus exclusively on green building.

LEED-ND and Other Certifications
June 12, 2008
6:30 - 8:00 pm

What makes a green neighborhood? What is the best way to encourage efficient use of energy, water, and other resources, and promote greener living for residents? A panel of developers from across the nation will discuss their projects, how they are striving for sustainable certification such as LEED-ND, and other lessons learned in the field.

Bert Gregory, CEO, Mithun; Seattle, WA

George Casey, vice president & general manager, DMB Associates, Inc.; Scottsdale, AZ
Todd Lieberman, development manager, CityInterests, LLC; Washington, DC
Jack Sylvan, director, Joint Development, Mayor's Office of Economic & Workforce Development ; San Francisco, CA

Continuing Education Credits: 1.5 LU/ 1.5 CPE/1.5 CM

Members: $12
Students: $12
Public: $20

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