In keeping with its guiding principles of Education, Inspiration, and Innovation, the Alice Ferguson Foundation has embraced the most stringent set of green building, energy efficiency requirements in the world as we upgrade and enhance our environmental education campus. The net zero energy, net zero water, carbon neutral, and non-toxic component requirements of the Living Building Challenge™ will not only enhance and upgrade our structures but also serve as tools for teaching Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) concepts, as well as augment our core ecological curriculum.
Our goal is clear: to regenerate the environment around us as we construct state-of-the-art buildings that serve as innovative and inspirational teaching tools. The Living Building was unveiled at a Ribbon Cutting Event, attended by Senator Ben Cardin, County Executive Rushern L. Baker, III, and many other local dignitaries, in October 2015.
AFF Executive Director, Lori Arguelles, was an invited guest on the popular Kojo Nnamdi radio talk show on WAMU to discuss the Living Building and how the metropolitan area is leading the nation in embracing green building technology. View a News Library for articles featuring our building.
New Education Building is named to the list of Best Real Estate Deals of 2015 by the Washington Business Journal!