Confidential Washington DC Office

Green Project

With a completion date dictated by the 44th Presidential Inauguration, DPR achieved certificate of occupancy at the end of 72 days and renovated the 7,660-sq.-ft. historical space to expose and restore existing historical elements, such as plaster dome ceilings and capitals. The project also included the replacement of the mechanical system, new Clestra glass office fronts and the uncovering of the existing perimeter windows as part of targeting LEED for Commercial Interiors certification.

Green Features

LEED-CI Silver certified

Measures taken to be a more sustainable office space include:

  • Reducing lighting power density to 15% below similar spaces built to code to reduce associated energy usage
  • Reducing interior water usage to over 30% below similar spaces built to code
  • Replacing potable water usage for all exterior plantings/landscaping with clean water captured from condensation from the building's mechanical systems
  • Minimizing carbon emissions from transportation by being located near public transportation and numerous basic services, such as restaurants, convenience stores, etc.
  • Utilizing recycled materials and regionally-manufactured materials that make up over 20% of the project's material usage by cost
  • Providing occupants with improved air quality through limiting the use of off-gassing materials
  • Recycling construction waste to result in greater than 75% of construction waste diverted from landfills
  • 50% of wood used in construction was harvested from forests that meet stringent environmental, social and economic standards
  • Supporting the local economy by utilizing materials that were extracted and manufactured locally.

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