Dan Simons Featured on GWU’s Planet Forward

Dan_Simons_Founding_Farmers_UP_WLA_2009-5353_460x200‘Planet Forward’ sounds like a cool new hang out at a university campus, but it’s actually a co-production of the Public Affairs Project at The George Washington University and Nebraska Educational Telecommunications. Program students Madeline Twomey and Juliette Dallas-Feeney sat with Dan Simons recently to talk about going green in the restaurant business, specifically at Founding Farmers.  The women are part of a reporting class that uses advanced multimedia platforms to create stories about sustainability and going green. The two spent some time in the restaurant filming the interiors, the high filtration water system, the recycling center and of course the food!  Check out the video, Serving Up a Platter of Green, after the break.

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Founding Farmers is GreenSource Case Study for LEED Restaurants

VSAG award-winning LEED Gold restaurant Founding Farmers was recently featured as an in-depth case study by GreenSource magazine, the green building industry’s leading trade journal.    The multi-page article in the September issue highlights the green / LEED requirements through … read more

VSAG/Founding Farmers Featured in The Consultant

VSAG client Founding Farmers – the first LEED Gold certified full-service upscale-casual restaurant in the U.S., as well as the first LEED-certified restaurant in Washington D.C., was recognized for its outstanding commitment to sustainability, appearing as the cover story for … read more

Yellow+Blue=Green: VSAG Picks Eco Wines

VSAG sends a shout out to Yellow + Blue, the eco-friendly, very tasty, tetra-pak (AMAZING wine in a box!) purveyor and friend of Founding Farmers and Farmers & Fishers restaurants, for their feature in Fast Company this week.   Their interesting … read more

VSAG Vice President Lara Hardcastle Earns LEED AP Certification

Continuing to demonstrate her true can-do spirit and steadfast determination, Hardcastle recently passed the certification process to become a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Accredited Professional (AP) through the US Green Building Council (USGBC).   Lara was the Project … read more

VSAG: Farmers Who Love Founding Farmers

Another great story on VSAG’s green restaurant operations work at Founding Farmers. Lancaster Farming News, that is, which is great because much of what arrives at the restaurant daily and weekly comes from farms in Lancaster County, PA and from … read more

Founding Farmers is LEED Gold!

On April 22nd, Founding Farmers and VSAG celebrated the official award and certification of the restaurant as LEED® Gold by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). With this award, Founding Farmers is the first USGBC certified restaurant of any type … read more

Green from Inside Out

More coverage for VSAG client Founding Farmers, this time from US News and World Report: A Washington DC-area restaurant goes green from the food on the table to the design on the building.

VSAG Announces Grand Opening of Founding Farmers

Today, VSAG announced the grand opening of their most recently developed concept, Founding Farmers. Developed by North Dakota Farmers Union, Founding Farmers is located in the heart of the nation’s capital, just three blocks from The White House. Designed to … read more

VSAG Focusing on Green with New Projects

VSAG kicks-off three new projects for clients developing new concepts that target a variety of green practices and sustainable approaches. These include sustainable and organic menus, LEED-certified architecture and interior design, and Certified Green Restaurant operations. Of these restaurant concepts, … read more