National Building Museum Presents "Big and Green: Toward Sustainable Architecture"

April 30, 2003

The National Building Museum in Washington, D.C. is currently exhibiting "Big and Green: Toward Sustainable Architecture in the 21st Century." The exhibit profiles large-scale projects such as skyscrapers, factories, shopping centers, and other megastructures that have been built to minimize environmental impacts of construction and to promote the efficient use of natural resources. The exhibit, co-sponsored by DOE's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, explores five categories of issues that design and building professionals are addressing to reduce the impacts of skyscrapers and other megastructures:

  • energy;
  • light and air;
  • greenery, water, and waste;
  • construction; and
  • urbanism.

The exhibit will be on view until June 22, 2003, with an accompanying lecture series.

For more information, please see www.nbm.org or call 202-272-2448.