As we spend more than 90% of our days indoors, much of which occurs in our workplaces, we realize the human health, well-being, and productivity benefits of interior environments that are both high-quality and resource-efficient. Since its inception, SDC has provided green building consulting for millions of square feet of office space. This includes base buildings that will be leased out to tenants (LEED-CS), interiors work within an existing building (LEED-CI), and whole-building new construction or major renovations (LEED-NC), as well as continuing operations (LEED-O+M) and operational energy performance (ENERGY STAR).
600 Massachusetts Avenue, Washington, DC: This new 442,605 sf speculative office building designed by CORE Architecture & Design achieved LEED-CS Platinum-level status in February 2017. The 10-story building also provides ground-level retail including a fitness center and three levels of parking below. Enhanced commissioning and energy efficiency were key contributors to this building reaching Platinum.
Thomas O’Neil, Jr. Federal Office Building, Washington, DC: This 550,000 sf renovation by Boggs & Partners Architects is an adpative reuse of an existing FDA laboratory building to provide office space for the Architect of the Capitol and the Department of Health and Human Services. This project exceeded the initial LEED goal of Silver to achieve Platinum-level certification in February 2014.
Edificio Celebra, Montevideo, Uruguay: This revolutionary new building designed by Carlos Ott Architects provides space for offices, international banks, and insurance agencies. Equipped with the latest technology, it provides 360 views, maximizing daylight and enhancing indoor environmental quality. SDC led the project through achievement of LEED-CS Gold certification in June 2015.
1717 Innovation Center, Richmond, VA: Designed by SMBW, this 40,000 sf adaptive reuse of a 100-year-old, heavy-timber tobacco warehouse now provides shared office space for the city’s entrepreneurial community as part of a program sponsored by Capital One. This multi-award-winning project successfully maintains the historic character of the building and achieved LEED Silver certification in 2021.
1701 Rhode Island Avenue, Washington, DC: Hickock Cole’s design converted what was once a YMCA facility into 98,565 sf of Class A office space wtih a naturally-lit fitness center, penthouse conference facility, and landscaped roof terraces. This adaptive reuse project achieved more than 30% energy savings, more than 40% water savings, and achieved LEED Platinum-level certification in May 2019.
HDR Regional Office, Arlington, VA: When HDR decided to consolidate their DC-area offices, they wanted a green and healthy environment for their own staff and visitors. SDC provided advisory services for this 24,440 sf fit-out on two levels, which included an interconnecting stair both for visual impact and to encourage physical activity. The project achieved LEED-CI Platinum-level certification in January 2017.
SDC Regional Office, Washington, DC: When SDC moved into its new Washington office, we wanted a green and healthy workplace for ourselves too. Combining existing materials and furniture reuse, low- VOC and recycled-content new finishes, operable windows, and energy efficient systems, our office achieved LEED-CI Silver certification in 2018 and ENERGY STAR Tenant Space recognition in 2021.