Choice Hotels International consolidated more than 400 employees across three local offices in its new corporate headquarters at Rockville Town Center. The project posed interesting challenges, as design for the tenant fit-out began prior to the start of base building construction. Part of GHT’s role was to recommend base building modifications to make LEED certification for the space easier to achieve. The project team achieved a certification level of Platinum under the LEED for Commercial Interiors™ rating system.
Sustainable design features include a 35% reduction in water use compared to a baseline building; energy efficient supplemental HVAC systems; occupancy sensors; lighting and temperature controls; measurement and regulation of outdoor airflow rate via airflow monitoring; and electric submetering. GHT employed Revit® MEP building information modeling (BIM) software to provide document coordination for the project.