AGU has been a part of the vibrant Dupont Circle neighborhood since the late 1970s. Our priority throughout planning and construction is to be a good neighbor and to ensure that our choices are compatible with the needs and character of the neighborhood. Equally as important, we’re committed to engaging the public with our science and setting an example that will help to ensure a sustainable future for all of us.

Community Benefits

  • Sustainability Best Practices – The renovation will help identify best practices for commercial buildings that want to reduce their carbon and environmental footprint. In fact, the District government recently passed clean energy legislation, which focuses in part on more energy efficient buildings. Washington, DC Mayor Muriel Bowser signed the historic legislation into law at AGU’s renovated headquarters. The project has already started to pave the way for incorporation of similar approaches and designs into new and existing facilities throughout our city by facilitating influential conversations with planning and zoning officials. Additionally, the award-winning building design and systems will be open to the public for informational tours.
  • Interactive Public Exhibit on Earth and Space Science – A new interactive public exhibit space will highlight Earth and space science advancements and their impact on society, creating an exciting and educational destination for the neighborhood.
  • State-of-the-Art Meeting and Conference Space – New accessible, state-of-the-art meeting and conference space is available to host public events on various scientific topics and is also available for use by neighborhood and city groups for meetings and events.

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