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Energy Efficiency is an Important Aspect in Upcoming Washington, D.C. Construction Projects

mockBy Michael Mock

The greater Washington, D.C. area will continue to see the construction of major mass transit projects. This means related construction opportunities to retrofit existing buildings and construct new ones in areas surrounding the projects, and a need for sustainable building practices.

With transit projects such as the $1.2 billion, five-year next phase of the Metro Silver line, the District’s $1.2 billion, 22-mile streetcar line, and Prince George’s County Metro Red line and Marc Train stations, there will be plenty of construction activity. Building developers and owners will require energy efficient and mixed-use components to be built in mid- to high-rise buildings.

As the Need for the Fifth Fuel Increases, Electrical Alliance Contractors are Prepared to Meet the Mandate

mockBy Michael Mock

As local, state and federal governments mandate increased energy efficiency, Washington, D.C. Electrical Alliance contractors are prepared to meet the demand for the “Fifth Fuel.”

Energy efficiency, often referred to as the “Fifth Fuel,” has joined the four traditional sources used to produce electricity in the United States: coal, natural gas, nuclear, and renewables. Maximizing energy efficiency is a major consideration for building designers and owners as they evaluate plans for new projects and project retrofits, and as the government mandates increased energy efficiency.

Electrical Alliance Contractor Works on Metropolitan Washington, D.C.’s Tallest LEED Office Building

The new commercial building at 1812 North Moore Street in Arlington, Va. is 30 feet higher than a football field is long, making it the Washington, D.C. area’s tallest LEED-registered commercial building.

The electrical work on this office project is being performed by Electrical Alliance contractor Dynalectric Company. By working on this LEED building and multiple others, Electrical Alliance contractors are helping the metropolitan area attain the goal of leading the U.S. in LEED-certified buildings. Washington, D.C. tops the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) national ratings, with Virginia and Maryland close behind in the ratings, placing fourth and sixth respectively.