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Edison Place
701 9th Street
Washigton, DC 20001
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Edison Place, managed by Cassidy & Pinkard Colliers, is a Class A, 400,037 square foot, trophy winning office building located in Washington, DC's East End.  The building has ten levels above-grade office and retail space and a four-level underground parking garage.  Edison Place is 100% occupied and currently houses the corporate headquarters of Pepco Holdings, Inc. (PHI).  The project was completed in 2001 and designed by the locally based architectural firm of Devrouax and Pernell.  The property boasts such amenities as a beautifully landscaped roof terrace, executive parking in the basement, and an award winning restaurant with a large seating area and outside terrace dining.  The main entrance leads to a two-story vaulted ceiling lobby and contains a modern glass entrance accentuated by a metal canopy.  The rear lobby also features a unique glass bridge connecting to the main elevator bank to the multimedia conference center on the 2nd floor.   The building is proximate to major transportation arteries including 9th Street, New York Avenue and Massachusetts Avenue.  9th Street is a major artery southbound and provides access (via the 9th Street tunnel) to I-395 South.  New York Avenue (Route 50) provides access to I-495 (Capitol Beltway).  The property is directly across the street from the Metrorail's Red, Green and Yellow Lines at Gallery Place Metro.

2007 marked the beginning of PHI's corporate commitment to energy conservation and environmental stewardship.  By incorporating energy efficiency practices within their strategic vision and corporate policies it was relatively simple for Cassidy & Pinkard Colliers to implement energy conservation measures at Edison Place.  While several energy conservation measures were already being implemented at Edison Place it was clear that additional initiatives could be implemented and a green building became a primary goal.  Several options regarding the path of going green were discussed.  Some of those paths included the United States Environmental Protection Agency's (U.S. EPA) ENERGY STAR Award, the United States Green Building Council's Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design for Existing Buildings (USGBC LEED-EB) certification, or both.  In 2007 Edison Place began to pursue both LEED-EB certification and, in demonstrating a high level of energy performance in 2008 Edison Place received, ENERGY STAR as a result of building retrofits, operational adjustments, energy conservation measures, and high efficiency design. 
Since the LEED Green Building Rating System is the nationally accepted benchmark for the design, construction and operation of high-performance green buildings it was clear that these two certifications were the most coveted certifications as they provide building owners and operators with the tools necessary to have an immediate and measureable impact on their buildings performance.  Additionally, ENERGY STAR allowed the building the means by which its energy performance and usage could be measured.

Some of the projects included: the installation of line voltage T-Stats for control in the parking garage, OAT T-stat for sump heater and heat tracing on the cooling towers, installation of Adaptive Frequency Drives (AFDs) on the two 375 ton Trane chillers (which varies the energy output to the machine according to its demand), lighting upgrades, occupancy sensor installation, the change out of (167) 250 watt incandescent light bulbs to 16 watt lamps in the main lobby.  Additionally, several low cost energy conservation measures were implemented.  Static pressure set points on air handlers were changed from 3.00 to 1.5, heat recovery wheels were repaired and calibrated, all thermostats throughout the building were repaired and recalibrated, lock covers were installed on all thermostats, an automatic door opener was replaced in the back corridor to create an airlock and building staff were educated regarding door policy.

At the present time multiple projects are underway in an attempt to obtain LEED-EB certification.  However, the ENERGY STAR achievement demonstrates the projects' dedication to energy conservation.





Please note: Narrative information in this profile has been provided by Pepco Holdings, Inc. or a representative of this facility. Other building information was verified and submitted to EPA at the time of application. Building energy performance, operating characteristics, and ownership/management may be subject to change over time.

Service Provider:
Strategic Building Solutions, LLC

Building Owner:*
Pepco Holdings, Inc.

Property Manager:*
Cassidy Turley

Year(s) Labeled (Rating):
2008 (76)
2009 (82)
2010 (85)
2012 (83)
2013 (86)

Facility Type: Office

Total Floorspace: 398837 sf

Year Constructed: 2001

Contract Type: Internal Resources
Financing Type: Internal Capital

Technologies Used:
   Stage 1-Recommissioning
   Stage 2-Lighting
   Stage 3-Load Reductions
   Stage 4-Fan Systems
   Stage 5-Heating and Cooling Plant

For More Info:
Katie Ross
Washington, DC 20037