American University | School of International Service

© Prakash Patel


AU is home to the largest School of International Service in the United States. The program’s new 70,000 SF classroom and administration building serves 3,000 students and 90 full-time faculty members. The project achieved a certification level of Gold under the LEED for New Construction & Major Renovations™ rating system. Sustainable features include:

  • The first LED-lit parking garage in Washington, DC
  • High efficiency building envelope and lighting and HVAC systems designed to exceed ASHRAE 90.1 criteria by 40%
  • Rain water harvesting for site irrigation and toilet flushing
  • Green roof featuring 7,000 SF of solar panels
  • Low-flow faucets and fixtures to reduce water consumption
  • Daylighting strategies that filter natural light to interior spaces
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