DC’s ‘CBD of the Future’ Certified as LEED Platinum
The Golden Triangle Business Improvement District (BID) in downtown Washington, D.C., has become the first BID in the world to be designated as LEED Platinum, according to Lee Ford-Dwyer, who spearheaded the LEED certification process for the district.
“We wanted to recognize and highlight how the building owners in the Golden Triangle BID are really leading the way in increasing their energy efficiency and sustainability,” Ford-Dwyer told Commercial Observer, adding that “the BID itself has worked to increase sustainability.”
Originally formed in 1998, the 43-square-block BID, situated in D.C.’s central business district, stretches from the White House to Dupont Circle and is home to approximately 6,000 businesses. Overall, The Golden Triangle has 63 LEED-certified buildings.