Join us for our weekly review of the politics, policies, and personalities of the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia.
Sixty-eight percent of the region’s electricity is consumed by buildings. Now local governments are adopting new carrots and sticks to encourage builders and owners to “go green” and save energy. We look at new initiatives in Montgomery County and the District, and explore the future of green building.
- Sean Cahill Vice President of Development, Louis Dreyfus Property Group
- Joan Kelsch Environmental Planner, Arlington County; Chair of Intergovernmental Green Building Group (IGBG), Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments
- Iris Amdur Principal of GreenShape, LLC
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