This project involved two twelve-story buildings, One Potomac Yard and Two Potomac Yard, consisting of office and retail spaces as well as a fitness center for use by building occupants. One Potomac Yard is occupied in full by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, which also leases 49% of Two Potomac Yard. Over 90% of the total square footage is leased to Federal Government agencies which include the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the U.S. Agency for International Development, along with private sector tenant Thales, an international aerospace, defense and security contractor.
Potomac Yards was the first project to achieve LEED New Construction Gold recognition in the state of Virginia, and remains one of the few LEED Gold certified and Energy Star rated properties in Crystal City today. To address energy and security issues, an emergency generator was installed to provide power to only critical systems in cases of blackouts, brown outs, or other disruptions in the electrical service. The generators have the capacity to provide power to alarm systems, CCTV monitoring devices, fire detection systems, entry control devices, emergency and security lighting systems, and computer data centers. The electrical installation included site duct bank distribution, site lighting, power distribution, fire alarm, telecommunications, electric car stations, and energy monitoring.