Verified Healthy Building


John Akridge Management Company

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Expiration date:

July 27, 2022 - July 26, 2024

Verification Mark

Facility Information

This 189,433-square-foot building, designed by Pei Cobb Freed & Associates, was delivered in 1996 and is renowned for the innovative uses of light, energy, and heating and cooling - benchmarks for green architecture and energy efficiency. This stunning granite building includes state-of-the-art lighting, mechanical, and elevator systems as well as flexible classrooms and a 170-seat auditorium. 1200 New York Avenue is a flagship for environmentally friendly design and management.
Akridge developed the building for the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and its science-related building Clients.
1200 New York Avenue is LEED Gold Certified, an EPA ENERGY STAR labeled property, and has earned the UL Verified Healthy Building for Indoor Air Mark.

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1200 New York Avenue NW (AAAS) | Washington, DC 20005

Marketing Claim Verified by UL Solutions

Verified Healthy Building for Indoor Air

Verification Method

UL’s Healthy Buildings Verification Mark for Indoor Air demonstrates that indoor spaces provide healthy indoor air quality (IAQ). It shows a commitment by building owners and managers to create and maintain indoor environments that support tenant health, well-being and comfort, backed by UL’s globally recognized expertise in IAQ and building health. These buildings meet rigorous performance criteria and have policies and plans in place for continual advancement of IAQ. To achieve the UL Healthy Buildings Verification Mark, spaces underwent a desktop audit and on-site visits that include visual inspections and performance testing to evaluate a range of building conditions. The program includes an annual comprehensive assessment coupled with surveillance at the mid-year point. The IAQ testing requirements verify that the building air meets rigorous standards. These standards are aligned with industry-recognized, third-party organizations such as the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), the World Health Organization (WHO) and the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE), among others. All laboratory testing and analysis methodologies are informed by the EPA Compendium of Methods, ASTM D5197 and TO-17 for air sampling, and EPA methods.

About the Company

Akridge is a full-service commercial real estate company and a prominent investor and developer in the Washington, DC region and North Carolina. We invest in, develop, and manage commercial real estate, from office buildings to mixed-use space. Since our founding in 1974, Akridge has acquired, developed, or entitled over 27 million square feet of commercial real estate and land. 
Akridge is committed to developing and managing first-in-class properties that define the optimal Client experience. Innovation is innate to our culture. We believe our Clients deserve the best in building services, amenities, technology, and operational excellence, and are always thinking of new ways to exceed their expectations. We apply creative solutions to unique challenges, incorporate sustainable design in our buildings, and invest in state-of-the-art building systems. 

What is UL Verification?

UL Verification is an objective, science-based assessment that confirms the accuracy of marketing claims. Our independent assessment process scrutinizes the validity of specific advertising or promotional statements, giving you a way to separate verified fact from fiction.