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Energy Efficiency is an Important Aspect in Upcoming Washington, D.C. Construction Projects

mockBy Michael Mock

The greater Washington, D.C. area will continue to see the construction of major mass transit projects. This means related construction opportunities to retrofit existing buildings and construct new ones in areas surrounding the projects, and a need for sustainable building practices.

With transit projects such as the $1.2 billion, five-year next phase of the Metro Silver line, the District’s $1.2 billion, 22-mile streetcar line, and Prince George’s County Metro Red line and Marc Train stations, there will be plenty of construction activity. Building developers and owners will require energy efficient and mixed-use components to be built in mid- to high-rise buildings.