For the January 24th, 2013 Better Buildings Breakfast we are honored to have anoutstanding guest speaker, Marcel Acosta th...
(Brochure PDF).The Better Buildings Breakfast will host a panel representing the OCED that will providea progress report a...
Ecodistricts: A Capital Idea
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For the January 24th, 2013 Better Buildings Breakfast we are honored to have an outstanding guest speaker, Marcel Acosta the Executive Director of the National Capital Planning Commission (NCPC) in Washington DC.

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Ecodistricts: A Capital Idea

  1. 1. For the January 24th, 2013 Better Buildings Breakfast we are honored to have anoutstanding guest speaker, Marcel Acosta the Executive Director of the NationalCapital Planning Commission (NCPC) in Washington DC.Washington DC is one of several U.S. municipalities that have established ecodistricts.Ecodistricts are urban areas that are committed to pursing environmental sustainabilitythrough a variety of community-based strategies involving building owners, managers,tenants and local residents.Mr. Acosta is going to speak about the SW Ecodistrict Initiative and other sustainabilityprograms that fall within his area of expertise and responsibility at the NCPC (BrochurePDF)If it is good for Washington, is it good for Ottawa? Some people say yes to a grand visionof Ottawa that includes an Ottawa Centre Ecodistrict (OCED). The Ottawa CentreEcodistrict is a new initiative intended to accelerate the greening of Canada’s capital city
  2. 2. (Brochure PDF).The Better Buildings Breakfast will host a panel representing the OCED that will providea progress report and describe how it will drive forward sustainability in the downtowncore while increasing Ottawas competitiveness, citizens quality of life, healthierworkplaces and property owners return on investment.The panel will discuss the value proposition for stakeholders in the OCED with toreference to existing green buildings, new development, the LRT and the DowntownMoves planning study.A representative of the City of Ottawa will discuss existing City policies and programsthat could support the idea of the OCED.Now in its third season the Better Buildings Breakfast series is co-hosted by Real EstateNews Exchange (RENX) and Cushman and Wakefield Ottawas Green Real EstatePractice Group.This special Better Buildings Breakfast will be held at City Hall. We would like to thankthe City of Ottawa for its support and for providing a great venue for the event.Please join us on January 24, 2013 for Ecodistricts: A Capital Idea$45 plus EventBrite fees.For sponsorship information please contact Ann White, awhite@renx.ca.Thank you to our sponsors:

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