Arlington, Virginia - Potomac Yard - Archive
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One of EPA's Headquarters Facilities
This page houses older environmental information about EPA's Headquarters buildings at Potomac Yard in Arlington, VA. View the current facility page for EPA's Potomac Yard buildings.
- On November 15, 2007, building architect Davis Carter Scott received the 2007 Northern Virginia Chapter of the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties (NAIOP) Award of Excellence: Best Building High Rise, Eight Stories and Above for Potomac Yard One and Two.
- In November 2007, the U.S. Department of Energy presented the Potomac Yard facility with a Federal Energy Saver Showcase Award, which honors facilities that use cost-effective energy efficiency, water conservation, and renewable energy technologies.
- In May 2007, EPA's Potomac Yard facility won a 2007 White House Closing the Circle Award for its sustainable design and energy- and water-saving features.
- In January 2007, Davis Carter Scott received a Best Building, Environmentally Responsible – Green Construction: Award of Merit from NAIOP for the company's work on the facilities' design. The award honors the architect's ability to convert the original designs for Potomac Yard One and Two from conventional buildings to LEED® certified facilities. Read more about the award in the Davis Carter Scott press release (PDF) (2 pp, 68K).
- Potomac Yard One and Two were finalists in the commercial design category of Environmental Design + Construction magazine's Excellence in Design Awards.
- On December 20, 2005, EPA signed a three-year green power contract (procured through the Defense Energy Support Center) for its Potomac Yard offices. Annual delivery of 4.2 million kilowatt-hours (kWh) in the form of renewable energy certificates (RECs) covered the period of February 1, 2006, through January 31, 2009. This purchase, which offset 100 percent of the facility's annual electricity consumption, supported the generation of renewable energy at wind farms in Minnesota, Nebraska, Oklahoma, and Wyoming.