About

The Center for Green Urbanism, LLC – a green business incubator

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.

Photo: (c) Zandra Chestnut 2010

What is a green business incubator?
Always looking for ways to decrease their carbon footprints, the Center offers temporary and long-term office space at affordable rates. Tenants share offices with the amenities of a professional environment including Wi-Fi, copying and fax capabilities. A large space (see below) is also utilized for conferences, meetings, classes, and special events. Please use our Event Registration Form if you are interested in becoming a tenant or renting out the large space. Feel free to e-mail or call us with any questions.

Photo: (c) Zandra Chestnut 2010

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 voc 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!

DC to Denmark by Kimberly Gaines

 The Center for Green Urbanism, LLC
Tubman-Mahan Gallery

Center for Green Urbanism

3938 Benning Road NE
Washington, DC 20019

Phone: 202-506-3867
Fax: 202-506-3871
CGU E-Mail: centergu@gmail.com
TMG E-Mail: tubmanmahanart@gmail.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/centerforgreenurbanism
Twitter: @tubmanmahanart

Hours:
Closed Sunday and Monday (except for special events)
Tuesday-Friday 10 am -5 pm
Saturday 11 am – 4 pm

Accessibility:
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
Parking Information

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