Smarter DC Challenge

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Leaderboard as of September 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 Fairmont Washington, D.C., Georgetown 5550
5 GSA Headquarters (GSA) 5525

Top DC Sustainable Organizations

Rank Company Points
1 Nixon Peabody - DC Office 11675
2 Venable 11050
3 Optoro, Inc. 7850
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

  • 1st District Headquarters
  • 1st District Substation
  • 200 I St Municipal Building
  • 2nd District Headquarters
  • 3rd District Headquarters
  • 4 DC Village
  • 4th District Headquarters
  • 4th District Substation
  • 5th District Headquarters
  • 6th District Headquarters
  • 7th District & Fleet Fueling Site
  • Access Green
  • ACEEE
  • Adams Elementary
  • Addison Elementary
  • Aiton Elementary
  • American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy
  • American Pharmacists Association
  • American Society of Landscape Architects
  • Anacostia High School
  • AOBA
  • ATF Headquarters (GSA)
  • AtSite
  • Ballou High School / Ballou STAY High School
  • Bancroft Elementary
  • Banneker High School
  • Barnard Elementary
  • Baumann Consulting
  • Beers Elementary
  • BELL Architects
  • Benning Library
  • Benning Park Recreation Center
  • Bowen Elementary School
  • Bradley Site Design
  • Bradley Site Design, Inc
  • Brent Elementary
  • Brightwood Education Campus
  • Brookland Middle School
  • Browne Education Campus / Phelps ACE High School
  • Bundy Center
  • Bunker Hill Elementary
  • Burroughs Elementary
  • Burrville Elementary
  • C.H.O.I.C.E. Academy @ Emery
  • Capital Biodiesel
  • Cardozo Education Campus
  • Cassidy Turley Washington LLC
  • CC & V Shelter For The Homeless
  • Chevy Chase Community Center
  • Chevy Chase Library
  • China Chilcano
  • Cleveland Elementary
  • Cleveland Park Library
  • Coast Guard HQ (GSA)
  • Columbia Heights Community Center
  • Columbia Heights Education Campus
  • Coolidge High School
  • Cosmos Club (GSA)
  • Court Building C
  • CrowdKeep
  • Cushman & Wakefield
  • Cushman & Wakefield - 1801 L St NW
  • CW Harris Elementary
  • Davis Elementary
  • DC Armory/National Guard
  • DC Center for Therapeutic Recreation Pool
  • DC Department of General Services
  • DC Department of General Services - Penn Center
  • DC General Hospital Campus
  • DC Goverment / DSLBD
  • DC Jail
  • DC Lottery Board
  • DC Mental Health Center
  • DCPS Head Start
  • DCSEU
  • Deal Middle School
  • Deanwood Recreation Center
  • Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs
  • Department of Employment Services Headquarters
  • Department of Energy and Environment
  • Department of Human Services #1
  • Department of Parks and Recreation
  • Dept. of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs
  • DMV Rhode Island Row
  • Dolley Madison (GSA)
  • Douglas A. Munro (U.S Coast Guard HQ)(GSA)
  • Downtown BID
  • DPW Emergency Management Communications Center
  • DPW Vehicle Maintenance Facility 2
  • Drew Elementary
  • DSLBD
  • Duke Ellington School of the Arts
  • Dunbar High School
  • Dwight D. Eisenhower Executive (GSA)
  • E Barrett Prettyman Courthouse (GSA)
  • East Potomac Pool
  • Eastern High School
  • Eaton Elementary
  • ECA
  • EER
  • Eliot Middle School
  • Embassy Building No. 10 (former Department of Park
  • Emergency Management Communications
  • Emergency Shelter for Homeless Men
  • Emery Work Bed Program
  • Engine Company #1
  • Engine Company #10
  • Engine Company #11
  • Engine Company #12
  • Engine Company #13
  • Engine Company #15
  • Engine Company #16
  • Engine Company #18
  • Engine Company #2
  • Engine Company #20
  • Engine Company #21
  • Engine Company #25
  • Engine Company #31
  • Engine Company #33
  • Engine Company #4
  • Engine Company #6
  • Engine Company #7
  • Engine Company #8
  • Engine Company #9
  • EPA East (GSA)
  • Evans Middle School
  • Evidence & Property Control Facility
  • EYP Architecture & Engineering
  • Fairmont Washington, D.C., Georgetown
  • Ferebee-Hope Elementary
  • Fire Alarm Headquarters
  • Fire Department Property Management Office
  • First Potomac Realty Trust - 1211 Connecticut NW
  • First Potomac Realty Trust - 1401 K Street NW
  • First Potomac Realty Trust - 1750 H Street NW
  • First Potomac Realty Trust - 440 First Street NW
  • First Potomac Realty Trust - 500 First Street NW
  • Food Service Warehouse - DGS
  • Fort Davis Rec Ctr
  • Fort Totten Maintenance Garage
  • Francis Middle
  • Franklin Adult Center
  • Franklin D. Reeves Center
  • Garfield Elementary
  • Garnet-Patterson Middle
  • Garrison ES
  • Gelberg Signs
  • Gensler
  • Georgetown Energy
  • Georgetown University
  • Gray Plant Mooty
  • Green Elementary
  • Grimke School
  • Groundwork Anacostia River DC
  • GSA Headquarters (GSA)
  • GSA National Capital Region
  • GSA National Capital Region - 1724 F Street NW
  • GSA Regional Office Building
  • H.D. Cooke Elementary School
  • H.D. Woodson High School
  • Hardy Middle School / Fillmore Arts Center
  • Hart Middle
  • Hearst Elementary School
  • Hendley Elementary
  • Henry Daly Building
  • High Rise Consulting
  • Hine Middle School
  • Homeless Shelter
  • House of Ruth Shelter
  • Houston Elementary
  • Howard T. Markey National CRTS (GSA)
  • Hurns Inc
  • Hyde Elementary
  • IFC Jakarta
  • Impact Hub
  • IMT
  • Income Maintenance Administration
  • Interface Engineering
  • J.O. Wilson Elementary
  • Jackson Place Complex (GSA)
  • Jaleo
  • Janney Elementary School
  • Jefferson Middle School Academy
  • JLL - 2101 L Street NW
  • JLL - Potomac Center North
  • John F Cook Elementary
  • Johnson Middle School
  • Judiciary Square (GSA)
  • Kade
  • Kelly Miller Middle School
  • Kenilworth Elementary
  • Kennedy Rec Ctr
  • Ketcham Elementary
  • Key Elementary
  • Kimball Elementary
  • King Greenleaf Rec Ctr
  • Kingfisher Group LLC
  • Kramer Middle School
  • La Casa
  • Lafayette (GSA)
  • Lafayette Elementary
  • Lamont Riggs Library
  • Langdon Elementary
  • Langdon Park Community Center
  • Langley Elementary
  • LaSalle Elementary
  • LBJ (GSA)
  • Leckie Elementary
  • Lewis Elementary
  • Lincoln Property Company
  • Logan Educational Center
  • Loureiro Engineering Associates, Inc
  • Ludlow-Taylor Elementary
  • Luke C. Moore High School
  • MacFarland Middle School
  • Main School Building (GSA)
  • Malcolm X Elementary@Green
  • Mamie D. Lee School
  • Mandarin Oriental, Washington D.C.
  • Mann Elementary
  • Marie Reed Learning Center
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Elementary
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Library
  • Mary E. Switzer Building (GSA)
  • Maury Elementary
  • MC Terrell Elementary
  • McKinley Technical School
  • Merrit Middle School
  • Mess Hall
  • MetLife
  • Meyer Elementary
  • Miner Elementary
  • minibar
  • MM Washington Vocational School
  • Moten Elementary
  • Mt. Pleasant Library
  • Mundo Verde Bilingual Public Charter School
  • Municipal Warehouse #1
  • Municipal Warehouse #2
  • Murch Elementary
  • Nalle Elementary
  • National Building Museum (GSA)
  • National Capital Planning Commission
  • National Geographic Society
  • National League of Cities
  • Nebraska Ave Admin Building (GSA)
  • Network Operations Center
  • New Executive Office (GSA)
  • New York Avenue Men's Emergency Shelter
  • Nextility
  • Nixon Peabody - DC Office
  • Nixon Peabody LLP
  • NoMa BID
  • Northeast Neighborhood Library
  • Noyes Education Campus
  • NRDC
  • Office BLDG - EAST ANNEX (GSA) Nebraska Av Complex
  • Office Building - Nebraska Av (GSA)
  • Office of Cable TV & Telecommunications (Formerly
  • Office of Ward 1 DC Councilmember Brianne K. Nadeau
  • Office on Aging HQ (Hayes School)
  • One Judiciary Square
  • Optimistic Environmental Health Services
  • Optoro, Inc.
  • OPX Global
  • Orville Wright Building (GSA)
  • Oyamel
  • Oyster Elementary
  • Palisades Library
  • Park
  • Parkview Elementary
  • Parsons
  • Patricia R. Harris Educational Center
  • Patterson Elementary
  • Payne Elementary
  • Peabody Elementary
  • Penn Center
  • Pepco Energy Services Inc.
  • Perkins+Will, Inc.
  • Petworth Elementary - Rocknorth
  • Planet 2025 Network
  • Plummer Elementary
  • PM Realty Group
  • Police Training Academy
  • Powell Elementary
  • Psychological Edu Program
  • Quinn Evans Architects
  • Randle Highlands Elementary
  • Raymond Education Campus
  • Raymond Recreation Center
  • RDS/VMF Guardhouse (GSA)
  • Ready Reserve
  • Reagan Building Trade CT (GSA)
  • Record Center
  • Recorder of Deeds
  • Red Plum Communications
  • Reed and Co.
  • River Terrace Education Campus
  • Ronald H Brown Middle School
  • Ronald Reagan Federal Building (GSA)
  • Roosevelt High School
  • Rose School (Reno)
  • Rosedale Recreation Center, Pool and Library
  • Ross Elementary
  • Rumsey Aquatic Center
  • Saint Elizabeths Hospital
  • Savoy Elementary School
  • School Within Wall@Goding
  • School Without Walls Senior High School
  • Seaton Elementary
  • Shadd Elementary
  • Shaed Elementary
  • Sharpe Health Annex Charter
  • Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Neighborhood Library
  • Shaw Middle School
  • Shepherd Elementary School
  • Shepherd Park Library
  • Sidney Yates Building (GSA)
  • Simon Elementary
  • Skanska USA
  • Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP
  • Skyland - RCN HUB
  • Slowe Elementary
  • Smothers Elementary
  • Solar City
  • Solar Solution LLC
  • Sousa Middle School
  • Southeast Tennis and Learning Center
  • Southwest Health Center (Randall School)
  • Southwest Library
  • Special Operations Division
  • Spingarn High School
  • St. Elizabeth Cafeteria (GSA)
  • Stanton Elementary
  • Stevens Elementary
  • Stoddert Elementary School
  • Storage Space #1
  • Stuart Hobson Middle School
  • SW Inspection Station
  • SWMA Warehouse - Maintenance Facility #3
  • Taft Rec Ctr
  • Takoma Community Center
  • Takoma Education Campus
  • Tax Court (GSA)
  • Tayloe House (GSA)
  • The DC Dentist
  • The JBG Companies - 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
  • The JBG Companies - Foundry Bldg
  • The Tower Companies - 1707 L St NW
  • The Tower Companies - 1909 K Street NW
  • Think Local First
  • Thomas Elementary
  • Thomas P. O'Neill Building (GSA)
  • Thomson Elementary
  • Thurgood Marshall Elementary School
  • Training Academy
  • TransitScreen, Inc
  • Transportation Equipment Center
  • Triangle Park
  • Triangle Park (Watkins Rec Ctr. OR Peter Bug Shoe
  • Trinidad Recreation Center
  • Truesdell Education Campus
  • Tubman Elementary
  • Turkey Thicket Rec Center
  • Turner Elementary School
  • Tyler Elementary
  • U.S. General Services Administration - Headquarters
  • U.S. Green Building Council
  • Unified Comms Center
  • USDA
  • Van Ness Elementary
  • Vehicle Main Facility (GSA)
  • Venable LLP
  • Veterans Administration Headquarters (GSA)
  • Walker-Jones Education Campus
  • Warehouse/Office
  • Washington Highlands Library
  • Waterfront Municipal Center East
  • Waterfront Municipal Center West
  • Watkins Elementary
  • Weiss LLP
  • West Elementary
  • West End Library
  • Westlake Reed Leskosky
  • Wheatley Cole
  • White House - West Wing (GSA)
  • Whittier Education Campus
  • Wilbur J Cohen Building (GSA)
  • Wilbur Wright Building (GSA)
  • Wilkinson Elementary
  • Willard IHG
  • William B Bryant Annex (GSA)
  • William Jefferson Clinton East & West (GSA)
  • William Jefferson Clinton North & South (GSA)
  • Wilson Building
  • Winder Building (GSA)
  • Winston Educational Center
  • Woodrow Wilson High School
  • Youth Offices/Project Empowerment
  • Youth Services Administration #1
  • Youth Services Administration #3
  • Youth Services Administration Headquarters
  • Zaytinya
  • ZGF Architects

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.