Learn about our Team and Culture

We are a team of dedicated sustainability professionals, ready to do what ever it takes to make your business or community grow and become more sustainable.

Zachary Pogue

Zachary Pogue

Co-Founder & Partner

Mr. Pogue is Co-founder of ECORE Living and has over ten years of hands-on experience with high-technology and energy related ventures, starting in 2001 as co-founder and COO of GloRoom, a high-end Application Service Provider (ASP) that utilizes genetic algorithms and artificial neural networks to provide software optimization solutions for multi-national energy companies, including Shell and Schlumberger.

He is a strong advocate for social entrepreneurship, has worked with the US State Department in the Global Tech Corps on e-governance projects in Brazil, and was part of the founding team that successfully spun off an innovative intellectual property company, SparkIP, while at Duke University where he was Director of Technology of the Jenkins Lab in New Technology.

In DC, he was a member of the American University Climate Action Project Team, Environmental Impact Project Team, and Sustainability Project team responsible for producing the university’s Carbon Neutrality by 2020 Climate Action Plan for the American College and University Presidents’ Climate Commitment (ACUPCC). He holds a bachelor’s degree from Stanford University in Human Biology with a focus on telemedicine and high tech entrepreneurship.

Brian Uher

Brian Uher

Co-Founder & Partner

Mr. Uher is Co-founder of ECORE Living and has more than 10 years of experience in the energy and sustainability fields. He is founder of Amicus Consulting Services and CoreForm Design Consulting, where he developed methods for incorporating return-on-investment with standard energy modeling and auditing techniques to quantify return on investment for the residential and multifamily markets.

He has spoken widely to the real estate and development communities with a focus on a market-based approach to selling green and high performance building. More recent experience includes ECORE’s technical support of the District of Columbia’s Department of General Services Energy Watch program and the development of a citywide, EUI-based standard for building benchmarking. Mr. Uher is a LEED accredited professional, HERS/RESNET certified, BPI analyst and envelope professional and taught the Green Remodeling course for the Washington DC chapter of National Association of the Remodeling Industry.

He is also a certified Passive House Consultant for residential and commercial standards. He holds a masters degree from the University of Pennsylvania School of Engineering and the Wharton School of Management, a master’s of science degree in molecular biology from the University of Pennsylvania and a bachelor’s degree in biology from the University of Chicago.

Our New Headquarters Location

We recently moved to 2101 L ST NW. Here is how it looks like if you work with us.

  • WWF’s Solar Panels

    Two solar panels, which use 10-15% less energy than traditional water heaters, provide solar water heating for all 8th floor occupants.

  • WWF’s Green Roof

    The green roof is the third largest green roof in DC and covers 27,750 square feet. There are 53,568 plants that cover 83% of the roof. The combination of 11 types of sedum species, specially formulated soil and a retention mat contribute to a 50% reduction in the amount of storm water that leaves the site (677,000 gallons/year).

  • WWF’s EV Charging Station

    WWF is a member of the Department of Energy’s EV Everywhere Workplace Charging Challenge. Employees and visitors with plug-in electric vehicles can use one of eight dedicated parking spaces to charge their cars during the work day.

  • WWF’s Building TOBY Award

    The WWF Building was awarded the 2011 The Outstanding Building of the Year (TOBY) Award in the Earth Category for the DC, Maryland and Virginia region. It recognizes the superior quality of our property management team and their dedication to providing excellent services to our building.

  • WWF’s Patio

    A building Energy Star Rating of 86 out of 100 was achieved through efficiency upgrades to the base building mechanical systems. Compared to the average office building of the same size, energy savings translate into a reduction of the following pollutants: CO2 4,021,987 lbs/yr, Methane 173 lbs/yr, Nitrous Oxide 34 lbs/yr, SO2, 13,377 lbs/yr and Nitrogen Oxide 6,042 lbs/yr. New policies for monitoring and maintaining the building systems enable the Performance at this level is maintained with new policies for monitoring and maintaining the building systems.

About our Building

Home to the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), this modern, LEED certified green building is a great example of commercial energy efficient smart building located downtown at 2101 L Street NW.

This building provides a professional, business environment with premium design, first-class amenities and a central location. Situated in the heart of the Central Business District, this building is are conveniently located within walking distance to numerous DC landmarks and commercial enterprises.

Both the Foggy Bottom/GWU and Farragut North Metro stations are a quick walk away.