AGU Board of Directors Approves Net Zero Renovation

American Geophysical Union Headquarters

This weekend, after a multiyear process, American Geophysical Union received final approval from their Board of Directors to move forward with the groundbreaking net zero renovation of their Washington, DC headquarters building. Contractors will begin interior and exterior preparations in the next few weeks, and construction will begin in March 2017. AGU staff will be relocating to a new temporary home in the heart of downtown D.C. during the renovation process.

When complete, this project will become the first net zero renovation of a commercial office building in Washington, DC, serving as an example to encourage others to incorporate similar approaches and designs into new and existing facilities throughout the city. MGAC is serving as owner’s representative for the project, in addition to providing project management, cost and risk management, procurement, and technology solutions services as a part of the integrated AGU project team.

See the full press release here, as well as the original announcement from AGU CEO, Chris McEntee, on their blog, The Prow. Interested in learning more? Dive into the history and sustainable strategies behind this groundbreaking renovation at

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Laura Ewan

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