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See who's outperforming the status quo.

The District’s commercial real estate leaders have already invested in high-performance buildings and business practices. Our case studies dive into the details of how their projects came to be and how the teams involved overcame real-world challenges. Our leaderboards provide a snapshot of which companies are leading the way based on their building’s publicly available performance data.

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Case studies

A Building Owner’s Solar Success Story

In this case study, we will explore the decision-making process, coordination with stakeholders, benefits of adding solar, and challenges encountered.…

Taking an Energy Model to the Bank

Michael Giulioni from Neighborhood Development Company shows how an energy model can also secure increased private lending to create a

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A Better Building That Pays for Itself

James Hampton's team found that attention to operations details can generate big savings and major efficiencies.

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Smarter, Healthier, and Future-Proofed Building Technology

The Tower Companies are using building automation to make their building healthier and more efficient while also improving internal operations.

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Retrofitting Affordable Housing for Zero Utility Costs

The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Commons is the first multifamily Passive House-certified retrofit project in the country.

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