Pathways to Net Zero: What DC is Doing to Drive Through Regulatory Complexity in Sustainability

Date March 23, 2023
Location WMATA Headquarters DC
Time 4:30 - 7 PM

WMATA HQ Tour, Panel Discussion and Networking

Join CREW DC for a dynamic afternoon that includes a panel discussion, networking, and ample time inside WMATA’s Headquarters.  The first fifty people to register will also receive a property tour.  CREW DC’s Programs Committee is thrilled to highlight our 2022 Project Excellence Award Winner in the first big event of 2023.

The Department of Energy & Environment (DOEE) released the Clean Energy DC Omnibus Amendment Act of 2018 as its latest effort to develop cutting-edge climate and energy action plan for the city. This is one of the country’s most aggressive and impactful clean energy actions to-date and establishes DC as a global leader in the fight against climate change. Clean Energy DC identifies what actions need to be taken before 2032 in buildings, energy infrastructure, and transportation system to meet the District’s ambitious targets.

Our dynamic panel of experts will discuss the progress, plans, goals and actions underway to halve GHG emissions by 2032 and become carbon neutral by 2045.

WMATA Headquarters Lobby

This complete transformation of a 1970s eight-story structure targets LEED Platinum and brings Metro closer to its 2025 Energy Action Plan goals for a sustainable future.  Metro was supported in this transformative project by talented individuals from Studios Architecture, Jair Lynch Real Estate Partners, Gilbane Building Company, Tadjer-Cohen-Edelson Associates, BALA Engineering, Jones Lang LaSalle, Baumann, and Jacobs.


Rachel Schiftan

Rachel Schiftan
Managing Director Energy and Sustainability
Cushman & Wakefield


Nia Francis

Nia Francis
Director of Real Estate

Katie Mesia

Katie Mesia
Design Resilience Leader, Principal

Theresa Backhus

Theresa Backhus
Director, Building Innovation Hub
Institute for Market Transformation

Giuliana Kunkel

Giuliana Kunkel
Associate, ESG
MetLife Investment Management

Light Refreshments will be served.

4:30-5:30 p.m. – Registration and Networking
5:30-6:30 p.m. – Panel Discussion
6:30-7:00 p.m. – Building Tour for the First 50 Registrants

WMATA Headquarters
300 7th Street, SW
Washington, DC 20024

CREW DC strongly encourages the use of public transportation and ride share.
Closest Metro is L’Enfant Plaza
Parking is available in nearby buildings for a fee

CREW Members: $75
Nonmembers: $100 

Attendance to the panel and networking is open to all. Due to space constraints – the first fifty people to register will be able to tour the facility.

2023 CREW DC Sponsors may use their sponsor benefits to register members or guests.


CREW DC does not sell attendee contact information to any third party.  By virtue of attending the event, CREW DC has permission to use any photos, videos or images captured during the event for future promotional purposes.