While searching for office space in downtown Ward 7 , city-dwellers and co-founders Dennis and Zandra Chestnut came upon an old building formerly used as a residential/commercial space. They turned it into a green business incubator.
How is the Center green?
As stated in its’ motto, The Center for Green Urbanism is where urban meets nature. Here, urbanism is defined as “The culture or way of life of city dwellers”.
In re-designing the interior and exterior spaces of the Center chose environmentally safe materials and products. Always looking to lessen its carbon footprint, the Center uses minimal energy with Energy Star appliances and CFL light bulbs. Water is saved with low-flow devices on the toilets and sinks. Also, rain barrels to collect water which is used to water the plants as well as flower and vegetable garden. Walls were painted with low/no paints, furniture was made of recycled material or revamped with recycled fabrics and coverings.
Where is the Tubman-Mahan Gallery?
At the Center, art and green go hand in hand. Located inside the Center, the Tubman-Mahan Gallery maximizes on the plethora of available wall space. Exhibitions, openings, artist talks and other events occur throughout the year so please look at the Events Calendar for upcoming events!
3938 Benning Road NE
Washington, DC 20019
Closed Sunday and Monday (except for special events)
Tuesday-Friday 10 am -5 pm
Saturday 11 am – 4 pm
Closest metro & buses: Minnesota Ave (Orange Line) or Benning Road (Blue Line)
Capital Bikeshare: Minnesota Ave Metro Station
- see here for directions from Minnesota Ave station to the Center
I would like to take the time to thank you for the support provided to our organization, Latin Fashion Week. The event was a huge success thank to the cooperation of company like Cultural Tourism DC and people like you.