1200 17th Street NW

© Alan Schindler

This trophy-class LEED Platinum office building offers a high performance work environment. Floor-to-ceiling glass and column-free interiors provide abundant natural light for tenants, and the HVAC infrastructure features a Dedicated Outdoor Air System (DOAS), a high performance system that maximizes energy efficiency, ceiling heights, and usable square footage.

At 1200 17th Street NW, the DOAS contributes to a 21.9% energy cost savings and a finished ceiling height of nine feet, which can be very difficult to achieve in central DC due to building height restrictions. Amenities include a green rooftop terrace that showcases DC’s monumental landscape; fitness center; and ground floor retail.

The project team, led by Akridge and including ZGF Architects and Balfour Beatty Construction, worked collaboratively to achieve a certification level of Platinum under the LEED for Core & Shell™ rating system. Sustainable design features include:

  • Water-saving fixtures that reduce potable water use by 40%
  • A DOAS that supports 21.9% energy cost savings
  • 35% of electricity meets Green-e definition for renewable power
  • 1 w/SF for lighting; 5 w/SF for power
  • 23.5% recycled content
  • 28.97% regional materials
  • Direct line of sight views from 91.98% of all regularly occupied seated spaces, based on a feasible tenant layout
  • Extensive and intensive green roofs that greatly reduce urban heat island effect and stormwater run-off

GHT also provided MEP engineering design for the building’s anchor tenant, Pillsbury.

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