NPR Creates DC Buzz with Green Roof, Apiary


The Washington City Paper has the lowdown on National Public Radio’s new environmentally friendly headquarters in DC. — a LEED Gold certification building that features a plant-laden “green roof” that helps cool the structure and an apiary, or beehive, that is the network’s way of combatting colony collapse disorder.

Here’s how NPR describes the new state-of-the-art headquarters:

“NPR at 1111 North Capitol Street was constructed to realize energy savings and operating cost reductions over the lifetime of the building, and to earn a LEED Gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council. Environmentally sensitive features include a green roof and highly efficient cooling system to support energy conservation, and a system that captures street run-off within the tree-pits adjacent to North Capitol Street. The building also offers a bike rack for 72 bikes, a parking garage with plug-ins for electric vehicles . . .



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