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1900 K Street
1900 K Street
Washington, DC 20006
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Owned and managed by Hines, 1900 K Street is a distinctive 13-story, 337,000-square-foot Class-A office building in the heart of downtown Washington's central business district. Designed by the acclaimed firm of Cesar Pelli & Associates, 1900 K Street features a distinctive curtain wall system, utilizing contrasting bands of glass and raised mullions. The property is further distinguished by a semicircular corner entrance that leads to a glass-walled rotunda and an impressive three-story lobby atrium. Tenant amenities include 6,000 square feet of on-site retail, a rooftop terrace, and a location near numerous fine-dining restaurants and convenient access to the Washington Metro system.

1900 K Street earned the ENERGY STAR for superior energy performance as a result of retrofits to building systems and improvements to building energy management made possible by the use of the existing building automation system to its fullest potential. The major retrofit performed was the installation of variable frequency drives (VFDs) on building chillers, enabling them to operate at speeds commensurate with actual demand. In addition, the building management team plans to install a VFD on the tenant condenser pump, and is exploring improving energy efficiency through the use of occupancy sensors to control lighting in tenant spaces.

Hines has been recognized with multiple ENERGY STAR Sustained Excellence and Partner of the Year awards.  For a summary of the firm's participation in the ENERGY STAR program and other sustainability information, visit





Please note: Narrative information in this profile has been provided by TIAA-CREF 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.

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Year(s) Labeled (Rating):
2002 (75)
2004 (75)
2005 (80)
2006 (78)
2007 (80)
2008 (77)
2009 (79)
2010 (76)
2011 (77)
2012 (89)
2013 (83)

Facility Type: Office

Total Floorspace: 379324 sf

Year Constructed: 1996

Contract Type: None

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David Reyes
Engineering Manager
Washington, DC 20006