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Green Building Advisory Council

Thursday, May 30, 2024

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The Green Building Advisory Council (GBAC) monitors the District's compliance with relevant green building requirements and makes recommendations on green building policies. The GBAC is comprised of representatives from District government agencies and volunteer (unpaid) representatives from the private and non-profit sectors who live or work in the District.

- Apply to join the Green Building Advisory Council

Green Building Act Compliance and Exemption Requests

The Green Building Advisory Council also reviews and recommends approval or denial of requests for exemption from the Green Building Act and the Greener Government Buildings Amendment Act, which establish high-performance building standards that require the planning, design, construction, and operation of buildings that advance the District’s climate and environmental goals. See below for resources on the Green Building Act and Greener Government Buildings Amendment Act exemption process, as well as a tracker of previous exemption requests and GBAC recommendations.

DOEE Exemption Request Resources:

Other Resources:

Green Building Advisory Council Meetings

GBAC meetings are open to the public and are held on the first Wednesday of every other month, from 2-4 pm. Meeting dates for the 2024 calendar year are listed below:

  • Wednesday, February 7, 2024, 2-4 pm
  • Wednesday, February 21, 2024, 2-4 pm
  • Wednesday, April 3, 2024, 2-4 pm
  • Wednesday, April 24, 2024, 2-4 pm
  • Wednesday, May 15, 2024, 2-4 pm
  • Wednesday, June 5, 2024, 2-4 pm
  • Wednesday, June 26, 2024, 2-4 pm
  • Wednesday, August 7, 2024, 2-4 pm
  • Wednesday, October 2, 2024, 2-4 pm
  • Wednesday December 4, 2024, 2-4 pm

For the official calendar of upcoming meetings, visit the Green Buildings Advisory Council.

Agendas for upcoming meetings will be posted to this page at least 48 hours before each meeting. Meetings are held virtually via WebEx. To attend a meeting, see instructions below:

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Join by meeting number
Meeting number (access code): 2303 139 1005
Meeting password: DCGreenBuildings

Join by phone
+1-202-860-2110 United States Toll (Washington DC)
1-650-479-3208 Call-in toll number (US/Canada)
Access code: 230 313 91005

For questions about the Green Building Advisory Council, contact Jenn Hatch at [email protected].

Attached below are the agendas, minutes, and recordings for Green Building Advisory Council meetings.