Verified Healthy Building


John Akridge Management Company

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Expiration date:

May 13, 2022 - May 12, 2025

Verification Mark

Facility Information

In 1990 The Homer Building's historic lobby and original four-story facade were incorporated into a new, 460,000 square-foot, 12-story building with a full height atrium. It was Akridge's first integration of new development and historic preservation, and is one of the most elegant structures in Washington's commercial center. Located atop Metro Center station, its premier amenities, including a virtual concierge, a conference center, a roof deck with rare views of the DC skyline, and a full-service fitness facility, make The Homer Building the destination for business in downtown Washington. The building has received numerous accolades, including the BOMA International's Office Building of the Year Award.
Akridge continues to maintain this trophy-class office and retail property to the highest standards, continuously upgrading technology, incorporating green features, and enhancing amenities. The Homer Building is now owned by Mitsui Fudosan America, Inc., a majority interest shareholder.
The Homer Building achieved LEED Gold Certification in 2011, has received a BOMA 360 Performance Building designation, is Wired Certified Platinum, and has earned the UL Verified Healthy Building for Indoor Air Mark.
Space is currently available for lease at The Homer Building.

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Homer Building, 601 13th Street NW, Washington, DC 20005

Marketing Claim Verified by UL Solutions

Verified Healthy Building for Indoor Air and Water

Verification Method

The UL Verified Healthy Building Mark demonstrates that indoor spaces provide healthy indoor environmental quality (IEQ). 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 Solutions’ globally recognized expertise in IEQ and building health. These buildings meet rigorous performance criteria and have policies and plans in place for continual advancement of IEQ. To achieve the UL Verified Healthy Building 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 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. When necessary, 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.

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