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BPs DC Office Gets Top Green Rating

March 2, 2009

by Tierney Plumb

BP America’s interior office space in Northwest D.C. has received platinum certification under the U.S. Green Building Council’s program for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED).

According to the USGBC, the commercial interior project is the second in the region — and one of 13 nationwide — to earn the top certification.
BP shares the rating with USGBC’s own headquarters in Dupont Circle that was designed by Perkins and Will.

BP, the biggest producer of oil and natural gas in the U.S., has a 22,000 square-foot government affairs office on the 7th floor of 1101
New York Ave. NW.

The space boasts a lighting control system that adjusts to daylight and materials for the space — which contain recycled products and
emit low levels of volatile organic compounds — were made within 500 miles of D.C. A wall made of salvaged timbers stretches through
the elevator lobby and main reception area.

FOX Architects LLC designed the space and additional team members included HITT Contracting Inc. and GHT Limited. The project,
which was completed over a year ago, took four months to construct.

The two-year-old, 393,000 square-foot building, developed by Louis Dreyfus Property Group, is one of a handful in the area to have
achieved a gold core and shell rating.

LEED Platinum Certification:
2nd in the region, 13th in the nation


  • Award of Excellence: National Association Of Industrial Office Properties (NAIOP DC/MD Chapter) - Best Tenant Project
  • International Interior Design Association (Mid-Atlantic Chapter) -
  • 2008 Merit Award (Sustainable Design)
  • 2008 Bronze Award