Press Release Updates

3rd Annual DC Sustainability Summit


DC Metro Area’s Premiere Green Building Symposium

October 2, 2017 – Tysons, VA – The DC Sustainability Summit (formerly Tysons Sustainability Summit) is a one-day long conference showcasing thought leaders and experts in green building and sustainable design. The summit will be held at the Capital One Headquarters in Tysons, Virginia (1680 Capital One Drive, Tysons, Virginia) on Wednesday, October 18, 2017 from 9:00 am – 5:30 pm.

Registration is open until October 17th at for $75 / $35 for students (with student ID) and includes lunch and happy hour.

The opening keynote session features high performance systems expert, Mike Hess, VP of Smart and Sustainable Buildings at Panasonic. Mike travels the world in search of latest and greatest ideas and technologies to incorporate into smart cities and green buildings. He will discuss innovative strategies and game-changing technologies on the horizon.

The closing keynote is best-selling author and globally inspirational speaker, Eric Corey Freed. Eric’s experience as principal of organicARCHITECT, XPRIZE Visioneer, and executive leadership at EcoDistricts and Human Health Initiative, has shaped his vision of the future of the American design and construction industry. He’ll share his perspective on a complete reset to how we approach sustainability.

Between the keynote sessions will be thought-provoking presentations and panels featuring speakers from National Geographic, Transwestern, Capital One, Steam Realty Partners, DPR Construction, DC DOEE, and DCS Design.

The Summit concludes with an afternoon Green Product Expo and Happy Hour, where attendees will have hands-on access to exciting new sustainable building technologies and business solutions. Participating in the expo are the Platinum Full Day Sponsor: The Joyce Agency, the Platinum Expo Sponsor: Versico, and other exhibitors including Momentum Group, Hycrete, Roll-A-Cover, Daltile, CBG South, Teknion / WGS, REHAU, Big Ass Fans and many more.

“We at DCS believe is that we have to do everything we can to educate, persuade, and convince our clients and our community that we can make a difference.  That’s why this event is so important” states Douglas Carter, Principal of DCS Design.

“A holistic commitment to sustainability is a key component in the ongoing transformation of Tysons. This extends from our infrastructure and urban planning principles toward building a healthy urban environment, to programmatic initiatives that enhance quality of life for our employees and residents.” continues David Diaz, President and CEO, Tysons Partnership.

“I have always advocated for the necessity of supporting health and wellness in our company and our projects.  Our firm encourages our team members to incorporate more physical activity into their normal routine and supports the various DCS sports teams including volleyball, soccer and kickball.  We also integrate design features that encourage physical activity and well being into our projects whenever possible.” said Lena I. Scott, Principal of DCS Design.

Davis Carter Scott (DCS Design) is a full-service masterplanning, architecture and interior architecture firm. Located in Tysons and Middleburg, we serve both local and national clientele. We take great pride in the contributions we have made to the built environment, including award-winning buildings, interiors, and master plans, with over 13 million square feet of sustainably designed projects. Yet, of greatest importance is the reputation we have earned in the business community for being honest, ethical, and true to our word. “Do Good Work. Have Fun. Make Money.” This internal corporate mission statement governs how DCS approaches business, relationships with each other, clients, and outreach into the larger community.

Tysons Partnership is a dynamic collaborative of Tysons stakeholders working together to accelerate the transformation of Tysons into a great American city. As a convener, a voice, and a catalyst for the people who live, work, and do business here, Tysons Partnership represents the uniqueness of Tysons and provides a context in which new ideas and community thrive.

Tysons Sustainability Council, initiated by Tysons Partnership, brings together member organizations committed to addressing a host of emerging challenges and opportunities facing the Tysons community. Working to fortify a Tysons-wide commitment to sustainable practices, Tysons Sustainability Council leverages a collective capacity for environmental responsibility.


Kelly Fairbank
Davis, Carter, Scott

Drew Sunderland
Tysons Partnership

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