Capitol Hill Restoration Society

Sustainable DC & Historic Preservation – Preservation Cafe

Posted on March 2nd, 2018

District’s Department of Energy and Environment (DOEE) and DC Office of Planning (OP) presented the District’s new Sustainability Guidelines on Wednesday, March 14, 2018. 

By 2032, the District is set to become the healthiest, greenest, and most livable city in the country as outlined in the Sustainable DC Plan. These issues are important to us all as we create more livable communities. In addition, this December, Mayor Bowser set an ambitious goal of becoming carbon (CO2) neutral by 2050!  How these goals can best be achieved while maintaining historic fabric of our neighborhood will be explored through engagement and conversation with some of our city’s experts.  In this first presentation of a three-part series, Stephen Gyor, Lead Sustainability Planner with the DC Office of Planning (OP) and Steve Callcott, Deputy Preservation Officer with OP, will tell us how Washington is on the path to becoming one the greenest cities in the world.  They will give an overview of Sustainable DC initiatives, and share with us how these intersect with historic preservation practices thru out the city and on Capitol Hill.

Look for follow-up presentations on renewable energy (solar panels) programs and on improving energy efficiency of our homes in April and May.