I started my Earth Day early with a magnificent Solar Decathlon (U.S. Department of Energy) event last night in Washington, DC, to celebrate the EMPOWERHOUSE entry by a combination of sponsors. Jones Lang LaSalle is also a proud sponsor of this incredible net-zero energy home which will be constructed on the national mall in September. EMPOWERHOUSE will compete with 19 other energy efficient homes in the Solar Decathlon, but will then be moved to a disadvantaged area of Washington to become a home for a needy family through Habitat for Humanity. It will then serve as a model for other Habitat for Humanity projects throughout the country. To learn more, click here. Meeting students and teachers from our partners in the EMPOWERHOUSE last night truly “energized” me for today … Earth Day 2011!