Washington, D.C.–The U.S. Green Building Council’s “Neighborhoods Go Green! Scaling up Sustainability” exhibit recently opened in Washington, D.C. The exhibit uses LEED for Neighborhood Development, the first comprehensive benchmark for green neighborhood design, as a framework to explore the key elements of a sustainable community. Co-curated by USGBC, the Chicago Architecture Foundation CAF and Farr Associates, the exhibit is on display at the Washington, D.C. headquarters of the American Institute of Architects.
Featuring text, photographs, and illustrations representing the features of a model green neighborhood, the exhibit showcases successful local and national LEED-certified projects, including Twinbrook Station in Rockville, Md. and Renaissance Place at Grand in St. Louis. Unique to the D.C. exhibit is the Region Challenge, designed to encourage dialogue amongst local stakeholders and potentially initiate neighborhood-specific policy.