During the U.S. Green Building Council‘s (USGBC) annual Greenbuild International Conference and Expo several prominent sustainable DC projects were highlighted, including walking tours of ZGF’s 1200 Seventeenth and SW Ecodistrict projects. This year’s event, themed “Monumental Green” hosted over 23,000 attendees and 800 exhibitors from the green building industry who came together to do business and exchange ideas.
The LEED-Platinum certified, 1200 Seventeenth project incorporates an innovative dedicated outside air HVAC system that reduces energy consumption 30% below current industry standards, offers extensive daylight harvesting and solar control, and features significant on-site storm water management and bioretention systems. Conference participants had the opportunity to learn more about how the building’s innovative systems work together.
Additionally, a self-guided walking tour of the National Capital Planning Commission / U.S. General Services Administration, SW Ecodistrict, hosted by DowntownDC, allowed attendees to experience first hand the future roadmap for the development. As envisioned, the Ecodistrict will become an active, mixed-use neighborhood with significant cultural attractions, public spaces, offices, and residences with improved regional rail and subway connections, a future streetcar line, improved bike facilities, and enhanced pedestrian connectivity.
Greenbuild is the premier event for sustainable building. Featuring three days of uplifting speakers, unmatched networking opportunities, showcases, LEED workshops and tours of green buildings, the conference offers a place for thousands to gather and renew their commitment to the green movement.