JBG is a long-standing member of the U. S. Green Building Council, and was an early proponent of the council's Leadership in Environmental and Energy Design program.  JBG has received LEED certifications on projects throughout the metropolitan area and continues to ambitiously pursue certification on new construction and major renovation projects. Additionally, JBG recognizes that not only is sustainable development important, but the way buildings operate also has a big impact on our community. Therefore, JBG has a goal of certifying existing assets under the LEED for Existing Buildings: Operations and Maintenance program.

LEED Neighborhood Development

JBG was a national model for the LEED Neighborhood Development (LEED-ND) program, pioneering the sustainable design of entire communities, not just individual buildings.  This program integrates the principles of smart growth, new urbanism and green building into the first national system for neighborhood design.  The master plans of two JBG projects, Twinbrook Station and Reston Heights, are among the few projects that have earned Neighborhood Development LEED certification in the United States.

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Featured LEED Projects

2002 Edmund Halley Drive

Summit I & II, two 6 story office buildings in Reston, VA, were certified LEED Silver under the Core & Shell rating system during a full building renovation completed in 2012, featuring a new, energy efficient VAV HVAC system and low-flow fixtures in the restrooms.  These builidngs will be … [More]

Renaissance Arlington Capital View

This LEED Gold Certified hotel features a 15,000 foot green roof and a full filtration system for the storm water management, that cleans the site run-off, as well as added filtering of rain water from the green roof.  This project also earned LEED points for proximity to public transportation, … [More]

National Cancer Institute

This LEED Gold New Construction office and research facility for the National Cancer Institute.  The building boosts two green roofs, two bio-retention ponds, and sand filter storm water pond which utilizes storm water for irrigation.  The building has a start-of-the-art lighting system, that is interconnected with the exterior … [More]

USDOT Headquarters

This is the largest privately owned government occupied property in the US that is certified LEED Gold and the 7th largest LEED Gold building in the world.  The building has earned the Energy Star label every year since 2009 and currently has a score of 95.  The project … [More]

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