The American Geophysical Union (AGU) headquarters is currently undergoing the first “net-zero” renovation in Washington, DC, meaning the building will produce enough energy onsite to match its annual energy consumption. Several design elements contribute to the building’s energy production, including a photovoltaic array, a green wall, and a sewer heat exchange system. SGH has served as enclosure consultant to AGU and Hickok Cole, the lead architect, during the design and construction phases of this precedent-setting project.
Project team members – including representatives from AGU, Mark G. Anderson Consultants, Hickok Cole, Skanska, and SGH – recently led a construction tour of the headquarters for the Building Enclosure Council of Washington, DC (BEC-DC) on 27 February 2018. Many BEC-DC members joined us for the tour to ask questions about the project and net-zero building enclosures.
Special thanks go to AGU and BEC-DC for hosting this great event, and to Jack M. Nuttmann, BEC Chair, for sharing the photos from the tour.
Photo courtesy of Jack M. Nuttmann, BEC Chair.