Tuesday, June 27, 2017
Calling all young professionals!
Join USGBC National Capital Region’s Emerging Professionals for a customized tour of National Park, the first major professional sports stadium in the United States to earn LEED Silver certification. The tour will highlight the stadium’s green features, including the home bullpen and Center Field Plaza, stormwater management challenges and mitigation, and energy efficiency strategies. The tour will feature speakers National Stadium LEED tour team and Anica Landreneau, HOK.
Stick around after the tour and connect with fellow young professionals over a beer (or two!) while cheering on the Nationals.
Registration price includes a tour, and your ticket to the Nationals vs Cubs game. While tickets last– we only have spots for 70 participants!
Emerging Professionals are a group of young professionals who are 30 and younger and just beginning their careers in the green building industry.More Details
Wednesday, June 28, 2017
The CSIS Energy & National Security Program is pleased to host Dr. Sun Xiansheng, Secretary General of the International Energy Forum (IEF), for a presentation and discussion on the forces impacting the security of global oil and gas supplies. Adam Sieminski will moderate the session that will focus on three key aspects of current markets: (1) why the volatile nature of the energy markets continues to pose many challenges for producers and consumers and (2) how, despite policy shifts in Washington, tightening greenhouse gas emission thresholds around the world could continue to shape many long-term decisions made by policy makers.More Details
Thursday, June 29, 2017
Discussions about energy efficiency often revolve around its ability to lower energy consumption, lower energy expenditures, and lower greenhouse gas emissions, but in many emerging economies, the focus is first on economic growth and poverty alleviation. This panel will look at the opportunities and challenges in shifting the energy efficiency discussion to how it can deliver more goods and services efficiently while also bringing greater prosperity and ensuring sustainability.More Details
The Hudson River Sloop Clearwater, the Environmental and Energy Study Institute (EESI), and Clean Water Action invite you to a briefing on federal protection for clean water, which is increasingly under threat from steep proposed EPA budget cuts and recent decisions rescinding key federal rules (including the rules that applied the Clean Water Act to smaller waterways and wetlands or prohibited discharge of coal mining waste into streams). Meanwhile, aging infrastructure, population growth, and climate change—with its droughts and floods—put an ever-increasing strain on America’s waterways and drinking water. This requires increased investment and sharper focus on science-based policy simply to maintain existing water quality—let alone improve it—and protect water resources from systemic failures like the ones experienced in Flint, MI, Newburgh, NY, and many other places across the country. Speakers will discuss impacts of proposed funding cuts and rollbacks in clean water protections on public and environmental health, and how to undo the damage.More Details
Tuesday, July 11, 2017
This year’s EXPO will bring together over 40 organizations showcasing a cross-section of renewable energy (biofuels/biomass, geothermal, solar, water, wind) and energy efficiency technologies. Attendance at the EXPO + Forum is free, open to the public, and no RSVPs are required!More Details
Wednesday, July 26, 2017
WCEE’s Lunch & Learn Series presents
Genetically Modified Foods and Trade
Globally 18 million farmers in 28 countries grow biotech crops; about 180 million hectares is grown annually. The vast majority of corn, soybeans and cotton grown in the U.S. is genetically engineered.More Details