This eight-story, trophy-class office building in downtown Washington, DC, is located on the corner of Sixteenth and L Streets, NW. GHT provided mechanical, electrical, and plumbing (MEP) engineering design for this re-positioning project.
This project unites two buildings, 1101 16th Street and 1111 16th Street, with two unique HVAC systems and utilities into a single Class A office building. The building features a variable refrigerant flow (VRF) HVAC system to reduce first costs and achieve high levels of energy reduction (more than a 34% reduction over the ASHRAE 90.1 baseline).
The design team achieved LEED Platinum certification for this project. In addition to the LEED Certification, this building has won several local awards. The building’s lobby was awarded the NAIOP DC|MD 2019 Award of Excellence for Best Amenity Space. This space integrates the original, undulating wood wall structure of the building. Because of this feature, GHT designed the HVAC and humidification systems to ensure the wood walls were within the necessary temperature and humidity ranges to maintain their aesthetic.