If Tysons decided to become an ecodistrict, it would begin a journey
designed to gain control of its future − reducing infrastructure spending,
reducing operating costs of buildings and infrastructure, improving
international competitiveness, and protecting businesses and residents from
community disruptions. "Ecodistricts" refers to those portions of a city or
county that follow a protocol to manage their utilities and infrastructure for
greater efficiency while increasing social equity investments.
This lunchtime discussion explored some of the region’s existing
ecodistricts, the benefits and challenges of ecodistrict design, and the steps
to achieving an ecodistrict.
- McGuireWoods Consulting's
Preston Bryant will share lessons from his experience in helping to
create the Southwest Ecodistrict in Washington, D.C.
- McGuireWoods partner
Dan Slone, national counsel for EcoDistricts, a nonprofit guiding
districts across the country, will discuss the process of becoming an
ecodistrict, and its challenges and opportunities.