LEED Platinum Certification is in Their Blood

The American Society of Hematology (ASH) is the world’s largest professional society concerned with the causes and treatments of blood disorders, but that’s not all they advocate for. Their new headquarters in downtown Washington, D.C is one of only seven LEED Platinum commercial office buildings in the District of Columbia.

A LEED Platinum building is definitely something to applaud to because it is the most difficult and highest designation given by the U.S. Green Building Council.

Many of the materials used for the ASH facility were regionally sourced and manufactured using recycled products and virtually all demolition and construction debris was diverted from landfills.

LEED Platinum commercial office buildings

The design and construction remained within ASH’s budget – and space will continue to prove cost- and energy-efficient, with plenty of natural light, low-flow plumbing and water-efficient showerheads, a motion-sensitive lighting system, and low-energy light fixtures.

The design and construction remained within ASH’s budget – and space will continue to prove cost- and energy-efficient, with plenty of natural light, low-flow plumbing and water-efficient showerheads, a motion-sensitive lighting system, and low-energy light fixtures.

The new building features a number of environmentally friendly amenities, such as a multi-media conference centre and a fitness facility. However, the most stunning feature of ASHs new headquarters has to be the icing on the cake. Cascading four stories through the central stairwell, in full view of appreciative passersby, is a chandelier made from recycled acrylic disks to symbolise blood platelets just gorgeously.

Cascading four stories through the central stairwell, in full view of appreciative passersby, is a chandelier made from recycled acrylic disks to symbolise blood platelets just gorgeously.