Capitol Hill Housing (CHH) has been working with community leaders over the past two years to establish an EcoDistrict on Capitol Hill. CHH and the EcoDistrict steering committee, led by Seattle University’s Robert Schwartz and local developer Liz Dunn, are pleased to announce the hiring of Project Director Joel Sisolak.
What’s an EcoDistrict? It’s sustainability applied at the neighborhood scale. EcoDistricts provide a framework for realizing advanced sustainability by reducing pollution, restoring ecosystems and strengthening communities – through behavior change, building design and infrastructure investments.
In the first phase of the Capitol Hill EcoDistrict, CHH conducted an analysis of neighborhood resources, and produced a report in collaboration with GGLO. Six performance areas were established: community, transportation, energy, water, habitat and materials.
The EcoDistrict seeks to engage Capitol Hill’s active community to improve the neighborhood’s health and resiliency and become a role model for other communities – encouraging city, state and national governments to match Capitol Hill’s commitment to sustainable development.