Central Business District
The National Association of Realtors’ (NAR) new 102,000-square-foot (9,476-square-meter) office building in Washington, D.C., is a 12-story structure that provides space for 100 NAR employees and nine other tenants. A collaborative effort between NAR and developer/builder Lawrence N. Brandt, the elliptical tower was designed to be environmentally friendly. Receiving the U.S. Green Building Council’s (USGBC) Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Silver certification for advanced environmental performance, the project conserves energy and was constructed with low volatile organic compound (VOC) finishes and sustainably harvested materials. A sophisticated ventilation system responds to CO2 levels and keeps fresh air circulating throughout the structure. The design of the building allows rainwater to be collected on the roof to water landscaping at the street-level plaza.
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Case Study/Profile Type: DCS
World Region: North America
Developer(s): National Association of Realtors, CarrAmerica, Lawrence Brandt
Designer(s): Gund Partnership, SMB, Oehme, Van Sweden