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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.

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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.

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

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