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Green Construction

The District of Columbia is on the leading edge of green construction policy and practice. With the passage of the landmark Green Building Act of 2006, DC became the first major city in the U.S. to require green building certification for both the public and private sectors. As the agency tasked with constructing and improving District government facilities, DGS is committed to continuing this legacy of leadership in green building.  DGS works to build public environments and world-class structures that encourage health, happiness, productivity and learning while minimizing the structures’ embodied energy and lifecycle demand for resources. This work has led to the completion of 27 LEED certified buildings for DC and 45 additional buildings that are tracking for LEED certification in the future. DGS’ construction projects have also received other green certifications such as EnergyStar, and many have received architecture and design awards.  

To see a list of recent and current construction projects, view the DGS construction Projects page.  You can also check out the energy performance and data of every public DC building at BuildSmartDC.com.