1050 K Street

Washington, D.C.

1050K Street is an award winning 11-story, 136,000 square foot, boutique office building in downtown DC. While with Timmons Group, Greening Urban’s Principal, Chris Earley, worked with Hickok Cole Architects and developers Lenkin and Tower Companies to incorporate innovative water capture and reuse strategies into this unique building and site design. The completed project includes a variety of sustainable design elements, such as a collection system for stormwater run-off and HVAC condensate. The collected water is stored in a large cistern under the building and then filtered and pumped to the 2 levels of green roof for irrigation, through the water feature along the lobby wall, and into a series of bioretention planters in the plaza. Potable water use and associated costs are minimal thanks to the use of stormwater and greywater recycling, drip irrigation, and an irrigation control system with ET referenced programming via satellite to local NOAA weather stations. As project manager, Chris advocated for cutting edge strategies and a seamless integration of sustainable features into the overall design.

Application of Sustainability

As project manager, Chris worked to integrate landscape architecture with rain gardens, 2 types of green roofs, Intensive and Extensive, and water reuse strategies. The primary focus of the project included making sure the design of the streetscape integrated with the sustainability features of the building, with an emphasis on low-impact development stormwater management, rainwater reuse strategies, through smart irrigation and greywater systems to reduce potable water requirements and associated costs.

Prime Consultant: Hickok Cole Architects
Status: Project Completed 2008
Awards/Achievements:
LEED Gold Certification
NAIOP Award of Excellence 2010
Mayor’s Environmental Excellence Award 2009
AIA Potomac Valley Chapter Honor Award 2009