An interesting exhibit opened this week in Washington, D.C.- “Neighborhoods Go Green! Scaling up Sustainability.” Using the LEED for Neighborhood Development system as a guide, the exhibit explores the fundamentals of a sustainable neighborhood community.
The show, which is on display now at the DC headquarters for the American Institute of Architects, is co-curated by the U.S. Green Building Council, the Chicago Architecture Foundation, and Farr Associates. Rick Fedrizzi, the President, CEO and Founding Chair of the U.S. Green Building Council had this to say about the exhibit:
“Neighborhoods Go Green!” celebrates the projects around the world that are helping transform our neighborhoods into walkable, sustainable and economically thriving communityes…The exhibit hightlights the link between the importance of sustainability and the places where we all live and work.
LEED for Neighborhood Development focuses on a few key principles, including
- new urbanism
- green building
- smart growth
- reducing urban sprawl
- increasing choices in transportation for residents
- decreasing dependence on cars
- promoting healthy lifestyles
- protecting threatened species
Are you interested in remodeling or adding an addition, and also want to create a more environmentally conscious home? Contact Sage Builders to find out how we can help make your house more sustainable, energy efficient and beautiful.
photo via Christopher Woo