Washington, D.C.’s leaders want a little less conversation and a little more action when it comes to greening the nation’s capital.
So they’ve hired engineering consultancy Buro Happold as the lead consultant on the city’s Clean Energy D.C. 2.0 initiative run by the Department of Energy and Environment (DOEE).
The District’s energy and climate action plan is supposed to provide residents, businesses and government a clear set of actions they can take to reduce energy use and greenhouse gas emissions, and increase awareness about energy efficiency and climate change.
The plan is aimed at fulfilling the city’s goal of being the “greenest, healthiest, most livable city” in the world by 2032. It plays off an earlier plan (sometimes called D.C. 1.0) that Adam Friedberg, a partner at Buro Happold and leader of the firm’s cities team in North America, said lacked the sort of actionable goals the city now wants to achieve a more equitable and sustainable future.