DOEE protects DC residents, visitors, and the natural environment by reducing the concentration of pollutants in the outdoor air.
Review the regulations and laws related to air quality, pollution control, asbestos abatement and vehicle emmissions.
DOEE provides current water conditions of the Anacostia River and Potomac River, including temperature, Dissolved Oxygen (DO), pH, depth, chlorophyll, and turbidity.
Anacostia River Educational Boat Tours
The Anacostia River Watershed is approximately 176 square miles (456 sq. km.) in area and roughly 25% of its land area lies in the District. The river is the focus of large-scale restoration efforts.
The District of Columbia and State of Maryland have agreed to use the Anacostia river as a model of how to reduce trash and move toward a trash free Potomac Watershed.
AREC is an aquarium and aquatic education center located minutes from Capitol Hill in Anacostia Park.
The District’s Aquatic Resources Registry is a publicly available, interactive map of wetlands and submerged aquatic vegetation (SAV) beds in the District.
Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry Fact Sheet contains the following information on arsenic.
To get a permit, submit an Asbestos Notification Form with the appropriate fee payment.
The District’s Asbestos Abatement Program ensures that asbestos removal contractors protect their own health and safety, and the health and safety of building occupants and the general public.
The District’s bats are in trouble. By learning to live with bats you can help with their long-term conservation.
Bats are one of the most mysterious and least understood groups of mammals.
Building Energy Performance Portal
Thank you for visiting DOEE’s Building Energy Performance Standard Page.
District residents can learn more about the wildlife by participating in national and regional citizen science initiatives that provide hands on experience watching and monitoring plants and wildlife.
This page was updated in February 2023 to include the progress the District has made in implementing the Clean Energy DC Omnibus Amendment Act of 2018.
Vehicles produce almost a quarter of the District’s annual greenhouse gas emissions, making the transportation sector an important target in its efforts to achieve the District’s target of carbon neutrality.