Posts Tagged ‘energy efficiency’

D.C. Overtakes L.A. as Nation’s Energy-Efficiency Leader

The five-year Energy Star leader has been unseated.

Will D.C. Buildings Make it Into Energy-Slashing Finals?

Last year, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency hosted its first annual "Battle of the Buildings," winnowing a field of more than 200 edifices down to 14 that competed to reduce their energy usage the most. Despite our fair city's green cred, the final group included no D.C. addresses.
This time around, five District buildings are among [...]

Construction Watch: Gibson Plaza Made Over, Inside and Out

Here's the lesson of Gibson Plaza, the 10-story Shaw behemoth housing mostly Section 8 tenants: If you suffer through bad conditions long enough, you might just be there when a fantastic upgrade comes around.
The 217-unit building hadn't had a major renovation since it was built, back in 1974, by the development arm of First Rising [...]