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One Franklin Square
1301 K Street Nw
Washington, DC 20005
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Acquired by Hines in 1996 and managed by Hines since then, One Franklin Square is a landmark 12-story, 592,000-square-foot office building located on Franklin Square Park in the heart of Washington's downtown business district. Designed by the Washington, D.C. firm Hartman Cox Architects, One Franklin Square features a pair of illuminated, Art Deco-style towers, each rising from a K-Street entrance lobby and commanding the park prospect to the south. Each entrance lobby (West and East) includes a dramatic lobby atrium.


One Franklin Square earned the ENERGY STAR for superior energy performance as a result of extensive upgrades, particularly to all of the building lighting. Lighting in interior public spaces (including lobbies) and tenant-space lighting were all targeted, and lamps and fixtures were replaced and/or upgraded. Building management estimates annual savings of more than 1.7 million kilowatt-hours per year through lighting upgrades alone. Operationally, One Franklin Square's managers work to save on energy cost through an on-peak load shedding program.


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 Hines 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):
2000 (77)
2002 (86)
2003 (85)
2004 (85)
2005 (84)
2006 (84)
2008 (94)
2009 (94)
2010 (90)
2011 (87)
2012 (89)
2013 (90)
2014 (87)
2015 (93)
2016 (85)

Facility Type: Office

Total Floorspace: 627511 sf

Year Constructed: 1990

Contract Type: None

Technologies Used:
   Stage 1-Recommissioning
   Stage 2-Lighting