Through the National Capital Region Transportation Planning Board at COG, area officials, planners, and engineers focus on significant challenges like roadway and transit congestion, efficient freight movement, and safety. Learn more about COG's transportation planning areas. Learn more about the TPB.
COG's work engages leaders in various environmental fields from water quality experts to urban foresters. Together, they are advancing regional efforts to restore local waterways, reduce air pollution, increase renewable energy use, promote recycling, and enhance and preserve green space and agriculture. Learn more.
Area officials and experts, including planning and housing directors and child welfare and health officials, work together with their counterparts at COG to help shape stronger communities throughout the region. Learn more.
COG brings police chiefs, fire chiefs, emergency managers, and other leaders together as part of its work to strengthen regional public safety coordination, homeland security planning, and emergency communication. Learn more.
COG connects leaders across borders to help shape strong communities and a better region. Every month, more than a thousand officials and experts come to COG to make connections, share information, and develop solutions to the region’s major challenges. Learn more.
The purchasing and human resources pages offer information on doing business with COG, cooperative purchasing, and job opportunities. In addition, the website features initiatives that tie subject areas together, such as infrastructure and economic competitiveness.
The Climate and Energy Progress Dashboard...
The regional GHG emissions reduction goals include 10 percent below business as usual by 2012 (back down to 2005 levels).
Source: NWS 2017
Figure 2 features the trends in regional energy consumption, represented by the combined million megawatt hour equivalent (MWHe) of total annual electricity and natural gas consumption.
Figure 3 shows the total number these certified high performance buildings in the region and the potential to achieve 5,000 by 2020 if current growth rates continue.