Smarter DC Challenge

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Leaderboard as of May 20th, 2016

Top DC Sustainable Properties

Rank Property Points
1 National Geographic Society 8950
2 1909 K Street NW - The Tower Companies 5800
3 GSA Regional Office Building 5750
4 GSA Headquarters (GSA) 5525
5 Fairmont Washington, D.C., Georgetown 4200

Top DC Sustainable Organizations

Rank Company Points
1 Venable 7325
2 Nixon Peabody - DC Office 7300
3 Optoro, Inc. 6150
4 Downtown BID 6125
5 National Capital Planning Commission 5925

SDCC Sustainability Leaders & Advisory Council

David Bell

Sharon Bradley

Myrrh Caplan

David Carlson

Roger Chang

Dennis Chestnut

Bobby Croghan

Carl Elefante

Paige Gentry

Eugenia Gregorio

Wendall Jenkins

Russell Klein

Susan Kolodziejczyk

Cooper Martin

Lesley Morrison

Teresa Rainey

Michael Altman

Stephanie Angelides

David Borchardt

Anita Chandra

Bicky Corman

Ladan Ghobad

Robin-Eve Jasper

Kimberly Newcomer

Mary Margaret Plumridge

Steve Polo

Scott Pomeroy

Katie Ross

Eleanor Sakhri

Robin Snyder

Marie Tibor

Mary Lynn Wilhere

Smarter DC Challenge

The Smarter DC Challenge is designed to help organizations and buildings improve sustainability in the workplace. Join the program to reduce energy, water, and waste - and make Washington DC a better place to work and live. Any organization with at least one property or workspace located within the District is encouraged to participate. Learn more about the program.

Participating Organizations

  • American Society of Landscape Architects
  • Apartment & Office Building Association
  • BELL Architects
  • Bradley Site Design
  • Capital Biodiesel
  • Cassidy Turley Washington LLC
  • CrowdKeep
  • Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs
  • Department of Energy and Environment
  • Department of Small and Local Business Development Agency
  • Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs
  • Downtown BID
  • Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs
  • Fairmont Washington, D.C., Georgetown
  • First Potomac Realty Trust
  • Gelberg Signs
  • Gensler
  • Georgetown University
  • goDCgo
  • Groundwork Anacostia River DC
  • GSA National Capital Region
  • Hrycyshyn Industries
  • Institute for Market Transformation
  • Interface Engineering, Inc.
  • The JBG Companies
  • Jones Lang LaSalle
  • Kingfisher Group LLC
  • Lincoln Property Company
  • Link Labs
  • Loureiro Engineering Associates, Inc
  • Mandarin Oriental, Washington D.C.
  • MetLife
  • Mundo Verde Bilingual Public Charter School
  • National Geographic Society
  • National League of Cities
  • Natural Resources Defense Council
  • National Crime Prevention Council
  • Newmark Grub Knight Frank
  • Nextility
  • Nixon Peabody LLP
  • NOMA BID
  • Optimistic Environmental Health Services
  • Optoro
  • OPX Global
  • Parsons
  • Pepco Energy Services Inc.
  • Planet 2025 Network
  • Quinn Evans Architects
  • Red Plum Communications
  • Reed and Co.
  • Skanska USA
  • Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP
  • The JBG Companies
  • The Tower Companies
  • Think Local First
  • U.S. General Services Administration
  • U.S. Green Building Council
  • Venable LLP
  • Weiss LLP
  • Westlake Reed Leskosky

What Others Say

We think the Smarter DC Challenge program is terrific. But don't take our word for it – check out what others in the community are saying. Contact us to share your perspective.

Backed by Government

The Smarter DC Challenge is an impact-focused competition that works with local organizations and their employees to reduce environmental impact while saving money and driving positive business results.

Building a Better Workplace

Through galvanizing business leadership in sustainability, the Challenge reduces our collective impact on the environment through reductions in energy, waste and water, while increasing the efficiency of our economy.

Tommy Wells
Director, Department of Energy and Environment

With Support from the Community

It is inspiring to see the Smarter DC Challenge grow from a simple idea of a friendly competition to engage DC organizations into a meaningful driver of environmental footprint reduction.

Patty Rose
Executive Director, Greenspace
Anca Novacovici
President, Eco-Coach, Inc.