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HITT Celebrates 100th LEED Project
HITT Contracting Inc., one of the top green contractorsin the DC metro-area, is pleased to announce Tysons Metro Center I as its 100th LEED Certified project. The recently repositioned Class A building is part of Tysons Corner’s growing green building movement in response to the Dulles Corridor Metrorail project. The cohesive project team comprised of HITT, Beacon Capital Partners, Cassidy Turley, Gensler and GHT Limited contributed to the successful completion of the 11-story, 156,000 s.f. renovation. Moreover, the project boasts zero safety incidents and no lost man hours out of the approximately 48,000 hours on-site.
The renovation and repurposing strategy for many of the older building assets in Tysons Corner are centered around environmental stewardship with a focus on transit-oriented development. To capitalize on this strategy, Tysons Metro Center I became one of Beacon Capital’s first key projects in the greening of its portfolio.
“Beacon is committed to sustainable buildings and reducing greenhouse gas emissions at all of its properties,” said Managing Director Andrew Moore of Beacon Capital. “As a US EPA ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year, our commitment to energy efficiency and LEED certification at our properties is illustrated through the example of the Tysons Metro Center I project. We choose to work with HITT since it understands and shares our goals, and know that HITT will perform the construction in an excellent manner.”
HITT has been engaged in the green movement in the building and construction industry since LEED became commonplace in March of 2000. HITT’s sustainable construction department boasts a green portfolio worth $2 billion and more than 45 projects actively pursuing various levels of green certification such as LEED and Green Globes.
“The Tysons Metro Center I project is a great example of the growing building repositioning trend in the greening of downtown Tysons Corner,” said Kim Pexton, HITT’s Director of Sustainable Construction. “Its close proximity to Tysons' finest retail locations and the new Silver Line make it an ideal property asset in this competitive market.”
“HITT’s expertise in building repositioning and approach to material management were crucial to the success of the project,” added Mike Bellusci, Vice President for HITT’s Institutional Sector. “Furthermore, the close collaboration of the entire project team made the project completion and subsequent LEED application process seamless.”
The newly updated Tysons Metro Center I includes a state-of-the-art fitness center, new café with outdoor seating and landscaped rooftop terrace. The building is walking distance to several amenities including Tysons Galleria Mall, 35 restaurants, 73 shops, 25 services, 5 hotels and a Sport & Health Club. In addition, the HITT, Beacon Capital Partners, Cassidy Turley, Gensler and GHT Limited team is now finishing up work on Tysons Metro Center III which is applying for LEED Gold status as well as the Presidential Tower in Crystal City.
To commemorate this sustainable construction milestone, HITT released a customized infographic to illustrate how green building has redefined the way the commercial real estate industry thinks about the places we live, work and learn.
About HITT Contracting Inc.: Founded in 1937, HITT Contracting has grown to be ranked among today's 100 Largest General Contractors nationwide, with offices in Washington, DC, Atlanta, Baltimore, Charleston, Denver and South Florida. Our client-focused teams fulfill any program need from a doorknob change to base building shells and complete tenant/owner fit-outs. Company-wide, HITT maintains more than 700 employees, including a skilled in-house field force available 24/7 to support clients long after initial occupancy. The HITT Way for quality and excellence defines the core of our mission and how we are structured. Teams are organized into expert market sectors, specializing in corporate base building and interiors, government, healthcare, hospitality, institutional, law firms, paint and service and technology. Complementing these market sector teams are the preconstruction, sustainable construction and subcontractor relations divisions. HITT Contracting Inc. has more than 50 years of renovation experience in the mid-Atlantic region. During the past decade alone, HITT has successfully completed over 30 rehab projects including office, hotel and historic retrofits. HITT’s 2014 experience modification rate (EMR) of 0.57 is amongst the lowest in the industry. For more information, please visit http://www.hitt-gc.com/. Follow us @twHITTr.