2000 Tower Oaks Boulevard was the first Platinum office building in Mid-Atlantic region, incorporating the most comprehensive state-of-the-art design strategies for newly constructed buildings.
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.
The building provides increased ventilation, pulling fresh air into the building and carefully filtering internal spaces, thereby greatly improving indoor air quality.
The building systems are capable of providing a complete building air change every 51 minutes and the air is filtered 4 times before reaching Tenants, controlling odors and contaminants. The use of CO2 monitoring, humidification controls, air flow monitoring and the use of low-emitting materials in the building construction and in Tenant construction ensure a healthier work environment than non-LEED buildings.
A significant reduction in CO2 emissions compared to non-LEED® office buildings through the use of energy and water efficient equipment in the central plant. This reduces the strain on Earth's most precious resource, water.
100% of the energy consumed comes from renewable energy sources providing the highest environmental benefit.
Storm-water is collected in detention ponds that have been specifically designed to filter the water as it drains in preparation for the next storm event. The retained water is used for irrigation.
Mature tree-lined roadways, pedestrian friendly walkways and a preserved natural habitat maximizes open space and creates a scenic environment for tenants and visitors to enjoy.
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. such as paper, plastic, glass, aluminum and other materials such as batteries, electronics and light bulbs. Over 85% of the buildings construction waste was recycled.
Over 22% of the building materials were made from post-industrial recycled content, helping to reduce environmental and social impacts.
Tenants are encouraged to design interiors to provide access to daylight and views. The floors can be designed to allow for up to 90% of occupants to have views to the outside. Optimizing the amount of natural daylight in the workspace improves working conditions, boosts employee wellness, satisfaction and morale.
A highly efficient curtain wall system with low-e glass keeps the building cool in the summer and warm in the winter. Improving temperature and humidity control provides a comfortable working environment.
The underground parking and highly reflective and emissive cool-roof system are designed to minimize the building's contribution to heat-island effect and relieve the cooling energy load during hot summer months.
The building is designed to use 28% less energy than a typical office building with the use of high performance glass, energy efficient lighting, occupancy sensors and free cooling systems. A computerized Energy Management System allows for monitoring and control of energy use.
Water use is 41% lower than typical office buildings with the use of efficient fixtures in the core and amenity spaces. The use of water-efficient, native and adapted plants reduces the demand for water needed for growth, ensures reliable water sources and creates aesthetically appealing grounds for Tenants Condensate water from air conditioning systems is used to water the grass eliminating the need to use potable water for irrigation.
2000 Tower Oaks Boulevard has access to public transportation including Metro and numerous bus lines.
Alternative Transportation is provided by access to on-site secure bicycle storage and shower and locker facilities. Preferred parking spaces are provided for fuel-efficient vehicles and conveniently located charging stations for electric vehicles.
Ride On bus service available to nearby Metro stations and other points of interest such as Rockville Town Square, Park Potomac, and a myriad of shops and restaurants along Rockville Pike.
Three nearby Metro Stations (Rockville, White Flint, and Twinbrook), with Rockville 2.4 miles away. Nearby to Amtrak and MARC train stations.
Rockville was recognized as a Bicycle Friendly Community at the Bronze level by the League of American Bicyclists. There are 21 Capital Bike Share stations nearby with the closest one just 1.5 miles away. The building is adjacent to the 10.63 mile Rockville Millennium Trail. Learn more.
Designated carpool spaces in the parking garage serve to encourage employees to commute sustainably. Ample spaces for hybrid and low emmision vehicles exist as well.
Minutes from Rockville Pike restaurants and shops. Direct access to I-270 and 40 minutes from Downtown D.C. Within 15 minutes of 495-Capital Beltway.
30 minutes to Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport and 40 minutes to Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport.