Integrated design charrette workshop, 2006.
Greenspace inspires, energizes and achieves groundbreaking partnerships and programs that bring vibrant green communities to life.
Greenspace, NCR, Inc. is a non-profit organization dedicated to fostering green real estate and economic development in the national capital region, developing and implementing green policies, and providing stewardship of our growing green communities. We work with private, non-profit and public partners to build the skills, knowledge and capacity of development professionals, policymakers and the public to create healthier, more sustainable communities for us all.
Greenspace is more than a set of programs; it will be the region's premiere green learning and resource center fulfilling the National Capital region's need for a resource-rich, meeting hub that will provide the tools, connections and inspiration that supports needed environmental performance and vital economic growth.
Our success will be measured in:
1. The number of buildings and development projects delivering high performance cost effectively,
2. The growth of green jobs filled by a well-trained local workforce,
3. The creation of a robust regional marketplace of sustainable products and service providers,
4. The adoption of local, state and federal policies promoting sustainable development and communities, and
5. The establishment of a strong regional network of partners that collaborate to deliver the programs, services and vision that supports a vibrant, sustainable region.
Greenspace turns pipe dreams into pipelines by providing the forum, infrastructure, and knowledge to bridge the gap between the environmental and economic changes the community must make and the ability to make them. Greenspace aims to transform our region by creating a physical place to gather, learn and share; a place where the community can access training and events designed for diverse audiences. The space itself will serve as a living classroom for understanding and impacting green communities.
Greenspace programs increase skills, knowledge and experience while maximizing the scale of impact.
In the next five years, Greenspace will focus on three core Initiatives:
All Building Types included new and existing Landscapes
*Green Economic Development:
Professional and Marketplace Development
Neighborhoods, Infrastructure, Policy and Growing Market Demand
to produce tangible, significant regional impact in the vitality of our environment, economy and community
Greenspace is evolving from GreenHOME, whose mission was to make affordable housing and its neighborhoods green, into Greenspace, NCR, whose mission is to inspire, energize, and achieve groundbreaking programs, and through innovative partnerships, bring vibrant green communities to life. Our history, mission and work is about catalyzing a revolutionary change in building development practices and policies while spearheading and shaping an emerging green building economy.
As GreenHOME took on a leadership role in creating and passing the groundbreaking DC Green Building Act we came to understand that new policies were not enough to accomplish the scale of the impact we were seeking. As Greenspace we now need to leverage an exceptional network of regional public, private and non-profit partners to the region's green economy, catalyze green policies, and steward green communities.
Green communities are more than homes. Green affordable housing was a great start. To build green communities, we need all buildings and sites, new and existing, as well as businesses and professionals to benefit from the practices and performances of green development.
Education and training are the foundation that Greenspace and its partners rely upon for growing the capacity of professionals to take on green jobs. To build green housing, schools and commercial buildings...
Greenspace Learning and Resource Center Greenspace is already under development. This new 12,000 square foot learning and resource center in Washington, D.C.--designed to meet LEED platinum standards--will be the...
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