SfN Headquarters Building Uses LEED Dynamic Plaque to Earn LEED Gold Certification
The headquarters building of the Society for Neuroscience (SfN), the world’s largest organization of scientists and clinicians dedicated to advancing understanding of the brain and nervous system, has been awarded Gold recertification through Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Dynamic Plaque by the U.S. Green Building Council. The property is the first in DC to maintain its certification.
The building, located at 1121 14th St. NW, originally earned LEED Gold certification under the LEED for Building Operations and Maintenance: Existing Buildings rating system. It has also earned the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s ENERGY STAR certification and the Building Owners and Managers Association International (BOMA) 360 Performance Building designation. The building’s LEED Dynamic Plaque recertification reflects SfN’s continued commitment to sustainability.
“SfN is dedicated to sustainability and we are proud of this honor,” SfN President Hollis Cline said. “In addition to its building facilities, SfN minimizes its environmental footprint through energy efficiency, recycling, and other initiatives, as well as being mindful of the broader impact of its day-to-day practices, decisions, and actions. These actions reflect the commitment of the organization to environmental stewardship.”
Akridge, a firm providing property management services for the building, is also a key partner in this effort and plays an important role in improving the efficiency and performance of SfN’s headquarters. “Akridge’s commitment to environmental stewardship is one reason we value their partnership,” Cline said. “This recertification demonstrates our combined commitment to applying sustainable management policies across the enterprise in a meaningful way.”
The LEED Dynamic Plaque is a new certification program that measures and displays current building performance data spanning energy, water, waste, transportation, and human experience. It provides real-time results, which gives the building team the opportunity to adjust building operations on an as-needed basis to maximize building performance.
The Society for Neuroscience (SfN) is a nonprofit membership organization of nearly 38,000 basic scientists and clinicians who study the brain and nervous system.