These three “net zero” buildings are leading the way on climate change

Published by Greater Greater Washington: Much of our greenhouse gas, especially in cities, comes from buildings. To fight climate change, cities are pushing for buildings that don’t pollute. In the Washington region, a few are showing the path forward in urban and suburban areas. The American Geophysical Union (AGU) recently renovated their building on Florida Avenue NW into a net zero building. Building managers work with the standards set by the New Buildings Institute to ensure that the total energy they’ve consumed on a 12-month basis equals the amount they generate.

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