Celebrating Green Building and Climate Leadership in DC and Beyond


21/04 04/21/2022


La Maison Française

Hosted By

Building Innovation Hub, DOEE, and the Embassy of France

Click here to watch a recording of the panel presentation.

Washington, DC is a national leader in prioritizing the connection between communities, buildings, and businesses. It is at the center of new federal government priorities, local climate goals and regulations, international diplomacy, and outstanding market leadership. This confluence enables the region to be a thriving center for sustainable buildings and innovative technologies, primed for investment unlike any other. Event attendees are leaders in the building sector who will enable DC to achieve its ambitious goal to be carbon neutral and climate resilient by 2050.

The evening’s events will empower all attendees to showcase their leadership and commitment to a sustainable commercial real estate sector in and around Washington, DC. The program will include ample learning and networking opportunities with sustainable building professionals from the commercial real estate industry, local and federal governments, international delegations, and our local community.

Industry Round Tables

Opening remarks:

  • Theresa Backhus, Building Innovation Hub
  • Daniel Conner, District Department of Energy and Environment

Moderators include:

  • Katie Bergfeld, District Department of Energy and Environment
  • Robert Cavey, Praxis
  • Aileen Fuchs, National Building Museum
  • Paula Glover, Alliance to Save Energy
  • Jason Hartke, International WELL Building Institute
  • Rhiannon Jacobsen, USGBC
  • Jessica Jones, Enterprise Community Development
  • Joseph Knackstedt, Department of Housing and Community Development
  • Cliff Majersik, Institute for Market Transformation
  • Crystal McDonald, DCSEU
  • Rebecca Miller, DC Preservation League
  • Lotte Schlegel, Institute for Market Transformation
  • Sasha Srivastava, New Partners Community Solar

Panel Presentation

This inspiring presentation features leaders from the federal and local governments, local real estate, the international community, and our local community.

Opening Remarks:

  • Philippe Etienne,  Ambassador of France to the United States
  • Lindsey Falasca, Building Innovation Hub


  • Lucinda Babers, Deputy Mayor for Operations and Infrastructure
  • Anica Landreneau, HOK
  • David Nemtzow, U.S. Department of Energy
  • Tommy Wells, District Department of Energy and Environment


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