April 21, 2009 14:37 ET

First Green Home to Be Certified at Capitol Quarter

Earth Day Marks the First LEED for Homes Certification in the Nation's Largest Green Community

WASHINGTON, DC--(Marketwire - April 21, 2009) - The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) will recognize the first home at Capitol Quarter to achieve LEED for Homes certification at an Earth Day open house. Join us for the LEED plaque presentation ceremony, and to meet representatives of USGBC, Bethesda-based green builder EYA, and other green building advocates. Participate in live demonstrations of the performance tests and rigorous inspections that homes undergo to earn certification under the LEED for Homes Rating System.

WHERE: Capitol Quarter
       1023 4th Street, SE
       Washington, DC 20003
       (202) 484-0360

WHEN:  Wednesday, April 22, 2009
       Earth Day
       11 AM - 1 PM
       (11:10 AM ceremony, 11:30 AM luncheon and demonstrations)
       Light luncheon will be served

WHAT:  LEED Plaque Presentation Ceremony
       Live Green Home Inspection Demonstrations

WHO:   U.S. Green Building Council and EYA
       New homeowners at Capitol Quarter

EYA has begun construction on the nation's largest for-sale LEED for Homes development. LEED certification is like a nutrition label, giving a clear and concise picture of all the ways a home performs at a higher level. During the construction process, each LEED-registered home in Capitol Quarter will undergo stringent inspections -- including an ENERGY STAR rating. These inspections verify that the project is on the right track toward LEED certification. The LEED rating system, developed through a consensus process by USGBC's volunteer committees, is considered the benchmark standard in green building.


EYA is a smart growth developer, specializing in walkable new townhome communities and mixed-use developments. Since its founding in 1992, the company has built nearly 30 neighborhoods in the Washington Metropolitan area. For more information on the company or its neighborhoods, visit

Founded in 1993, the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) is a non-profit organization composed of leaders from across the building industry working to advance buildings that are environmentally responsible, profitable and healthy places to live and work. For more information, visit

Contact Information

  • Contact:
    Brian Jackson
    (301) 634-8600