NRDC Washington, D.C.: Sustainable Workplace Practices in Washington, D.C.

September 02, 2016

In July 2011, NRDC—an international nonprofit environmental organization committed to protecting the world’s natural resources, public health, and environment—relocated its Washington, D.C., office to a new space designed with a focus on energy efficiency and sustainability. The specially designed energy-efficient space has high-performance measures, which are projected to yield a 30 percent annual energy savings, compared to expected energy use if the office was built to the minimum energy code requirements (ASHRAE 90.1 2007). Over the life of the 15-year lease, NRDC forecasts a net cash flow savings of $197,871.