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1211 Connecticut Avenue NW
1211 Connecticut Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20036
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Located on prominent Connecticut Avenue, 1211 Connecticut Avenue NW is located two blocks south of Dupont Circle and two blocks north of the Farragut North metro station in Washington D.C.?s Central Business District. Built in 1967 (and renovated in 1998 and 2008), the facility consists of eight stories of office space totaling more than 137,700 square feet. The building rests above a three-level, sub-grade parking garage providing 80 parking spaces. The property is fully leased and has more than 20 tenants, including Washington Sports Club, International Resources Group, and the Embassy of Morocco.


An expansion to the building?s Energy Management System (EMS) allows for operation of a single cell of the cooling tower for after-hours cooling loads. Other building systems were upgraded as well: the roof was replaced, elevator cabs and motors were modernized, new chillers were installed, and all lighting in the building was retrofitted from less efficient T12 fluorescent systems to T8 or T5 lamps and high-performance electronic ballasts.


Beyond building systems, 1211 Connecticut is blessed with extremely environmentally conscious tenants. Building occupants have taken on efforts to shut off unnecessary lighting and manage the electricity consumption of their own computers and other equipment. Tenants and owners share the belief that energy efficiency is good for the bottom line as well as for the environment. Building staff members have brainstormed other creative ways to improve energy efficiency, such as ?Take the Stairs Day,? which encourages occupants to take the stairs instead of an elevator and promotes both physical activity and energy efficiency.






Please note: Narrative information in this profile has been provided by First Potomac Realty Trust 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.

Building Owner:*
First Potomac Realty Trust

Property Manager:*

Year(s) Labeled (Rating):
2012 (90)

Facility Type: Office

Total Floorspace: 146644.26 sf

Year Constructed: 1967

Contract Type: None

Technologies Used:
   Stage 2-Lighting
   Stage 5-Heating and Cooling Plant