DPR Construction Set to Move its Washington D.C. Office in 2016
WASHINGTON, DC DPR Construction, one of the nation's leading builders focused on highly complex and sustainable projects, announces its Washington, D.C. -area office will debut its new Reston, Virginia, location in spring 2016. Relocating from Falls Church, Virginia, DPR will complete the 20,000-square-foot renovation with plans to achieve Net Zero Energy Building Certification from the International Living Future Institute (ILFI).
"As the central hub for our mid-Atlantic operations, this new location will allow our 250 employees the flexibility needed to serve our customers throughout the expansive region," said Greg Haldeman, DPR's mid-Atlantic Regional Manager. "There is a lot of growth potential in this market and we are excited to be at the center of it."
DPR, along with architect, SmithGroupJJR, plan to turn the currently vacant office space into a showcase of DPR's forward-thinking, collaborative approach and dedication to being environmentally responsible. Project plans include a new front entrance, multiple skylights, area for a large training room, exercise space, an open-plan workplace, highly efficient mechanical systems, the latest in LED lighting technology, and solar panels to achieve energy independence.
DPR previously completed four net-zero energy projects across the country, meaning they produce as much or more energy than they consume, three of which are DPR offices. The Reston office will be one of the first commercial private sector projects in the D.C. Metro area targeting certification through ILFI Net Zero Energy Certification.
"DPR office spaces are living laboratories," said Haldeman. "We want to "˜walk the walk' when it comes to sustainability and innovations in construction technology. Using our own offices as living labs helps us to better understand the true costs and benefits of what we are building for our customers."