BP America’s Washington, D.C. Office Earns LEED® for Commercial Interiors Platinum Certification

BP America’s government affairs office in Washington, D.C., has earned a platinum certification under the U.S. Green Building Council’s (USGBC) Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED(R)) program. Fox Architects of McLean, Va designed the project.According to USGBC, this commercial interior project is the second in the region-and one of only 13 nationwide-to earn this top certification.

The office features high-paneled glass workstations that provide privacy as well as a sense of openness, as well as floor to ceiling exterior glazing to allow in natural light.

The BP America space also won the 2008 Washington Building Congress Craftsmanship Award, the 2008 International Interior Design Association Bronze Award (Project Size 20,000 – 100,000 square feet), and the 2008 Mid-Atlantic Construction Merit Award (Green Project).

“FOX is honored to have partnered with BP America to design their LEED for Commercial Interiors Platinum space,” said Andy Yeh, principal in charge of the project. “The goal was to embody BP’s sustainable values into a world-class design that will set precedence for others. Achieving the highest sustainable rating possible is a reflection of the dedication of the entire team.”