Washington DC Carbon Neutrality Framework
In 2017, Washington DC became one of the first cities in the nation to commit to carbon neutrality by 2050, building on a legacy of climate leadership. To help the District achieve this ambitious target, Integral Group led an interdisciplinary team of consultants to analyze emissions reductions strategies across the building, transportation, and waste sectors.
In 2020, we published the results of our study, and started making preparations for community engagement sessions to solicit feedback on the project and gain a deeper understanding about how to create a just and equitable transition to a low-carbon future. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, however, we pivoted to an online engagement platform, designed and built by Integral. We designed the experience to explain the Carbon Neutrality Framework and collect feedback from residents of the District that the Department of Energy and Environment (DOEE) will use to formulate their carbon neutrality policies.
The experience is designed to cater to a variety of users with varying levels of technical fluency, with accessible language and graphics that attempt to articulate why carbon neutrality is important for residents of the District.