One of the few buildings that have been designed to Platinum inthe greater DC area, this new office building's green bona fidesare extensive: it is expected to reduce energy consumption by 41%and water consumption by 48%. The HVAC system is 30% more efficientthan for typical offices; a four-stage air filtration systemcirculates 30% more outside air, turns over every 51 minutes andremoves 85% of airborne pollutants.


Ninety percent of occupants have outside views, 80% percent ofall electric equipment is Energy Star-rated, 50% of the materialsare manufactured within a 500-mile radius; 75% of the constructionwaste is recycled. More than 17,000 drought resistant plantings oftrees, ornamental grasses and bulbs have been used in thelandscaping.


Kishimoto, Gordon, Dalaya, PC designed the structure inconsultation with architect Jon Lipman with Fortune CreatingBuildings.

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