The Wharf

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The Wharf is a large scale, mixed-use urban infill project that is radically upgrading a ten-block area in downtown Washington and creating a vibrant, urban waterfront experience. Located on the banks of the Potomac River, it incorporates office space,
residential units, restaurants, hotels, entertainment venues, public spaces, and cultural amenities. The project is committed to sustainability with all commercial buildings slated to be LEED Silver and the total project to be LEED ND (Neighborhood Development)- certified.
Greening Urban LLC’s role in the project was to provide sustainable site design guidance and to evaluate the regulatory, green building, and existing infrastructure constraints and requirements. Greening Urban provided innovative options for addressing these concerns with an integrated design approach for stormwater mitigation, solar, microclimate, and material use. Greening Urban handled these issues in a way that helped meet the regulatory and green building requirements for the project, while raising the sustainability profile of the Wharf. We also provided technical support for the southwest waterfront’s stated goal to meet LEED ND Gold certification requirements.


Washington, DC

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Perkins Eastman

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PN Hoffman

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$2.2 billion

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