Tuesday, January 16, 2018

D.C. honors 2015 District Sustainability Awards winners

Washington, D.C., Department of Energy and Environment (DOEE) Director Tommy Wells recently honored the 2015 District Sustainability Awards winners at a ceremony in the Danish Ambassador’s residence.

The four honorees, the College of Agriculture, Urban Sustainability and Environmental Science (CAUSES), Mess Hall, Optoro and Generali Real Estate and Cushman & Wakefields, who were selected based on their contributions toward Sustainable DC, the District’s sustainability plan. The award winners were recognized for their efforts in conserving energy and water, preventing or reducing pollution, managing stormwater, using green construction techniques and materials, employing innovative technology and managing waste sustainably. The District also honored the Danish Embassy with its International Partner in Sustainability Award.

"It’s clear that bold action is needed to lower our greenhouse gas emissions nationally. It’s also clear that leadership from local governments and the private sector will be critical to our success,” Wells said. “This year’s District of Columbia Sustainability Award winners are perfect examples of how private sector partners are working with local government to test innovative new concepts and integrate sustainability into everyday operations. They are true leaders in making the District a healthier, greener, more livable city.”

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