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United States Institute of Peace
2301 Constitution Ave, NW
Washington, DC 20037
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The United States Institute of Peace is the independent, nonpartisan conflict management center created by Congress to prevent and mitigate international conflict before it escalates into violence. The Institute?s LEED Gold-certified headquarters in Washington, D.C. stand at the northwest corner of the National Mall. Designed by Moshe Safdie, the building is organized around two atria fanning out from a corner entrance ? one facing the Potomac River, the other the National Mall and the Lincoln Memorial.

The United States Institute of Peace was able to achieve ENERGY STAR certification through a series of energy saving features and retrofits.  This includes the installation of a Building Automation System with adjusted start and stop times and additional monitoring points to control equipment more efficiently; the use of variable frequency drives on the motors of air handling units and other equipment; the use of economizer coils on air handling units (allowing their use without compressor operation).  Building lighting was retrofitted with LED bulbs without compromising lighting quality. Operationally, building managers use ENERGY STAR tools to emphasize preventative maintenance and operational monitoring to ensure that building equipment operates at full capacity and maximum efficiency.

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Please note: Narrative information in this profile has been provided by United States Institute of Peace 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:*
United States Institute of Peace

Property Manager:*
Akridge

Year(s) Labeled (Rating):
2012 (94)
2013 (92)

Facility Type: Office

Total Floorspace: 157361 sf

Year Constructed: 2010

Contract Type: Internal Resources

Technologies Used:
   Stage 1-Recommissioning
   Stage 2-Lighting
   Stage 5-Heating and Cooling Plant

For More Info:
Eddy Alvarado
Chief Engineer
Washington, DC 20037
2024297990
Ealvarado@usip.org