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Stay current on the latest in building performance trends.

The Building Innovation Hub provides expert insight into the latest trends in DC-area commercial real estate, focusing on emerging and growing concepts relevant to green buildings, building automation, high-performance design, smart building technology, and more.

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What’s Next for the Building Innovation Hub

Theresa Backhus, the new Director of the Hub, lays out her vision

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Building Innovation Hub Announces DC’s Highest Performing Buildings for 2022

The Building Innovation Hub Announces DC's greenest buildings, as measured by ENERGY STAR scores in 2021

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Theresa Backhus Becomes New DC Hub Director

Theresa Backhus becomes Director of the DC Building Innovation Hub as Lindsey Falasca joins White House CEQ as Director for Net Zero Federal Buildings.

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A Thriving DC: Interview with DOEE Director Tommy Wells

Washington DC's Department of Energy & Environment (DOEE) Director Tommy Wells talks about sustainability and infrastructure in the District.

Ameresco: Providing Energy-Efficient Solutions to Public and Private Sector

The Hub interviews Ameresco about high-performance building trends

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How We Can Transform Buildings to Better Serve People and Communities

Each of us has a role to play in making buildings sustainable, equitable, and resilient.

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DPR: On the front lines of better buildings

Interview with Hub member DPR Construction

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What Will It Take Series Takeaways

Fernando Arias and Theresa Backhus reflect on getting to carbon-free buildings by 2050

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Event Takeaways: Opportunities and Risks for BEPS

How can architects and engineers manage the risks, while simultaneously positioning themselves for the opportunities, of BEPS?

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Sustainability and Historic Preservation: Options and Opportunities in DC

Guest authors argue historic preservation is essential to achieving climate goals in DC and elsewhere

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Event Takeaways: What Will It Take? Constructing Carbon-Free Buildings

5 takeaways from our panel on constructing carbon-free buildings

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Event Takeaways: Where DC’s Building Codes Meets BEPS

Top takeways from our webinar with Kim Cheslak on DC's codes and how they intersect with the District's Building Energy Performance Standards

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