Washington Square incorporates the use of green initiatives and sustainable practices to affirm the owners’ commitment to preserving the earth’s most precious resources.
ENERGY STAR certified buildings save energy, save money, and help protect the environment by generating fewer greenhouse gas emissions than typical buildings. To be certified as ENERGY STAR, a building must meet strict energy performance standards set by EPA.
Washington Square has achieved a Fitwel 1 Star Rating in recognition of the evidence-based design and operations strategies that support the physical, mental, and social health of our occupants.
The building provides increased ventilation, pulling fresh air into the building to ensure that the indoor air quality maintained at all times.
100% of the energy consumed comes from renewable energy sources that provide the highest environmental benefit.
As a model of green entrepreneurship and as an agent of change, building management collects and disposes of recyclables such as paper, plastic, glass, aluminum and other materials.
The building systems are optimized to ensure we can reduce CO2 emissions compared to non-LEED® office buildings reducing the strain on Earth's most precious resource.
50% of the materials used in building renovation projects must meet stringent environmental requirements, including the use of post-industrial recycled content or materials extracted, harvested and manufactured locally. Tenants are encouraged to do the same in the design and construction of interiors.
Tenants are encouraged to design interiors to provide access to daylight and views. The building configuration allows for optimizing the amount of natural daylight in the workspace which improves working conditions, boosts employee wellness, satisfaction and morale.
The underground parking is designed to minimize the base building's contribution to heat-island effect and relieve the cooling energy load during hot summer months.
A computerized Energy Management System allows for monitoring and control of energy use.
The use of water-efficient fixtures in the common areas and amenity spaces reduces the amount of water used by the building.
With a Transit Score of 100, Washington Square is one of the most accessible office buildings in Washington DC, with direct access to public transportation, including Farragut North Metro Station on-site and access to numerous bus lines.
Washington Square has a WalkScore rating of 99 and is deemed “a walker’s paradise” for accessibility and convenience, with a wide range of on-site and nearby amenities including shopping, dining, services, nearby hotel accommodations and historical attractions.
With a BikeScore of 90, it’s a “biker’s paradise” with on-site access to an enclosed, secure bicycle room and on-site shower facilities. A conveniently located charging station for electric vehicles is located in the garage.
Frequent and convenient transit lines at several Metrobus stops in the area. Check schedules here.
Direct access to Farragut North Metro Station in the building; easy access to Union Station and Amtrak.
D.C. is often ranked among the top ten most bikeable cities in the U.S. There are four Capital Bikeshare stations just a few blocks away; Learn about the Capital Bikeshare program here.
Designated carpool spaces in the parking garage serve to encourage employees to commute sustainably.
Conveniently located in the heart of the Central Business District with easy access to Capitol Hill and Union Station.
Washington Square is less than 6 miles away from Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport and is a 15 minute Metro ride, direct on the blue line. Learn more.