Newmark today announced it has been appointed as the exclusive office leasing agent for 2000 Florida Avenue, NW. Owned by and headquarters to the American Geophysical Union (AGU), the 66,000-square-foot building is currently being renovated and is striving to be the first-ever existing commercial building in Washington, DC to achieve net zero energy goals. A net zero building produces enough renewable energy to meet is annual energy consumption needs.
AGU will use innovative technologies and sustainable materials to reduce the overall carbon footprint of the building by limiting energy use and water consumption. The net zero goals will be achieved through engineering, architecture and advanced innovative technology methods to reduce, absorb, reclaim and generate energy or water. The building’s sustainability features include a solar rooftop, photovoltaic (PV) array, direct current power grid and a Municipal sewer heat exchange system. In addition, 2000 Florida Ave. will feature SageGlass, which tints automatically to control sunlight, without shades or blinds. A green wall will help reduce energy loads and improve indoor air quality.
New building features include - a member lounge (for AGU members); a public exhibit on the contributions of Earth and space science to society in the main building lobby; a tour of the net zero building features; a conference center on the ground level featuring a substantial gathering space for screenings or large meetings; a wellness and fitness center facility; and a rooftop terrace with spectacular views of northwest Washington, DC and the National Cathedral.
Newmark’S Executive Managing Director and LEED Fellow, Sally Wilson, Associate Director Rafael Notario and Associate Morgan Monroe will lead Newmark in leasing AGU’s available space to future tenants.
“AGU’s building is the true model of cutting-edge technology coupled with innovative construction and sustainable building practices. With its goal of developing a work environment that is state of the art, we expect the building to attract tenants who can truly appreciate the unique attributes of this building and participate in its culture,” said Newmark’s Wilson.
“We are re-imagining where and how people work in an ecosystem that is energy efficient, minimizes carbon footprint and provides a healthy and dynamic environment,” said AGU’s Executive Director/CEO Chris McEntee. “The building represents our commitment to living through example of AGU’s mission of “science for the benefit of humanity,” and we have confidence that the Newmark team will showcase the building’s sustainability features and innovative amenities to attract tenants who will embrace its value.”
When the retrofit is complete AGU will occupy 48,000 square feet. There is 18,000 available for lease on the entire 2nd and partial 3rd floors. For more information visit the project website at building.agu.org.
The American Geophysical Union is dedicated to advancing the Earth and space sciences for the benefit of humanity through its scholarly publications, conferences, and outreach programs. AGU is a not-for-profit, professional, scientific organization representing more than 60,000 members in 139 countries.
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