Quadrangle’s National Place Office Building Achieves USGBC’s LEED® Gold Certification for Existing Buildings
Quadrangle Development Corporation’s 540,000 square foot National Place office building, located just two blocks east of The White House in Washington, D.C. at 1331 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., has achieved LEED® Gold Certification from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). This certification recognizes the energy-efficient and environmentally friendly operations and management of one of the largest mixed-use projects in the city.
Commenting on the LEED Gold Certification, Quadrangle President Christopher Gladstone stated: “As long-term investors, Quadrangle considers environmental responsibility a cornerstone of the company’s philosophy and is committed to the implementation of sustainability programs in all of our properties. This LEED EB designation is a testament to Quadrangle’s ongoing commitment to sustainability.”
Completed by Quadrangle in 1983 as part of a 1.5 million square foot mixed-use project that included construction of the JW Marriott Hotel and renovation of the National Theatre, National Place is one of the first existing mixed-use structures in Washington to be awarded the LEED EB certification.
Located just one block from Metro Center, National Place is ideally situated for alternative commuting. With over 75 percent of the buildings occupants using Metro or other non-auto modes of transportation, National Place received the maximum number of points in the alternative commuting transportation category. National Place also was recognized for:
• Optimized energy performance, placing in the top 20 percent of U.S. buildings ranked for energy efficiency
• 25 percent renewable energy use — including wind, solar, and biomass – through purchased energy credits
• Heat island reduction attributable to below-grade parking
• Lighting systems that utilize daylighting controls, sensors, timed shut-off, and individual, controllable task lighting to reduce lighting energy use and light pollution to the night sky
• Use of sustainable cleaning products.
National Place was the first site competitively awarded by the Congressionally chartered Pennsylvania Avenue Development Corporation (PADC) and helped catalyze the revitalization of Pennsylvania Avenue. National Place remains the largest single-phase private development in the city’s history. The original project comprised office buildings at 1331 Pennsylvania Avenue, the 737-room JW Marriott Hotel, over 65,000 square feet of retail space, the renovated 1,672-seat National Theatre, and below-grade parking. The popular eat@National Place features a wide variety of casual dining options including Five Guys Burgers and Fries, Kabuki Sushi, and Moe’s Southwestern Grill. Quadrangle continues to own and manage the 1331 Pennsylvania Avenue office buildings, eat@NationalPlace, the parking garage, and The National Theater.
Quadrangle is one of the Washington area’s largest and most reputable developers and owners. The company has built, acquired, or begun development of 83 buildings totaling 22.6 million square feet at an aggregate current cost of $8.4 billion. For more information about Quadrangle, please visit: http://www.quadrangledevcorp.com/.