Reducing Greenhouse Gases
Executive Order 13514 requires all federal agencies to establish and meet greenhouse gas reduction targets.
Helping Other Agencies
NCPC is revising its policies and review requirements pertaining to federal facility site selection, transportation planning, and building design. The new guidelines will help ensure that federal agencies meet their greenhouse gas reduction goals.
Pulling Our Own Weight
Our staff has changed its habits to reduce resource consumption around the office. We continue to look for ways to improve, from traveling to meetings on agency bicycles to implementing water reduction and energy efficiency measures.
Green Urban Design
The 2009 Monumental Core Framework Plan envisions dozens of exciting urban design projects that provide opportunities for employing best practices in sustainability.
The center of the capital city can some day be a showplace for high performance buildings, green infrastructure, and energy efficient transportation.
New federal buildings already meet stringent energy efficiency criteria, but sustainable planning requires a broader perspective.
The 10th Street Corridor Initiative will show how federal districts—buildings, the spaces around them, and their related infrastructure—can function as an environmentally low-impact unit.
The project will lay out strategies for staying within an annual rainfall and solar budget, with the eventual goal of becoming carbon neutral.
The project began in February 2010. Short- and long-term recommendations for improving the corridor will be ready at the end of 2011.
Federal Environment Element
Monumental Core Framework Plan