Washington, DC — DPR Construction, one of the nation’s leading builders focused on highly complex and sustainable projects, announced its Washington, D.C. area office will debut its new Reston, Virginia, location in spring 2016. Relocating from Falls Church, Virginia, DPR will complete the 20,000-sq.-ft. renovation with plans to achieve Net Zero Energy Building Certification from the International Living Future Institute (ILFI).
“As the central hub for our mid-Atlantic operations, this new location will allow our 250 employees the flexibility needed to serve our customers throughout the expansive region,” said Greg Haldeman, DPR’s mid-Atlantic regional manager. “There is a lot of growth potential in this market and we are excited to be at the center of it.”
DPR, along with Architect, SmithGroupJJR, plan to turn the currently vacant office space into a showcase of DPR’s ever-forward thinking, collaborative approach and dedication to being environmentally responsible. Project plans include a new front entrance, multiple skylights, area for a large training room, exercise space, an open-plan workplace, highly efficient mechanical systems, the latest in LED lighting technology, and solar panels to achieve energy independence.
DPR has previously completed four net-zero energy projects across the country, meaning they produce as much or more energy than they consume, three of which are DPR offices. The Reston office would be one of the first commercial private sector projects in the D.C. Metro area targeting certification through ILFI Net Zero Energy Certification.
“DPR office spaces are living laboratories,” said Haldeman. ‘We want to ‘walk the walk’ when it comes to sustainability and innovations in construction technology. Using our own offices as living labs helps us to better understand the true costs and benefits of what we are building for our customers.”
About DPR Construction
DPR Construction is a forward-thinking national general contractor and construction manager specializing in technically complex and sustainable projects for the advanced technology/mission critical, life sciences, healthcare, higher education and corporate office markets. Founded in 1990, DPR is a privately held, employee-owned company that has grown to a multi-billion-dollar organization with offices around the country, making it one of the largest general contractors in the nation and a great story of entrepreneurial success. Ranked 10th by the Washington Business Journal’s Book of Lists for general contractors, DPR completes approximately $350 million annually in the Mid-Atlantic region. For more information, visit www.dpr.com.