Employees of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) have a big responsibility to effectively carry out the organization’s goal to foster global monetary cooperation, secure financial stability, facilitate international trade, promote high employment and sustainable economic growth, and reduce poverty. The condition of the LEED-registered IMF Concordia, the short-term housing and executive training facility for IMF employees, is crucial to their success. Recently, the IMF decided to renovate and expand this facility and ABP was hired to serve as the Commissioning Authority to commission mechanical, plumbing, life safety and electrical systems. The IMF is committed to a LEED Gold certification for the renovation project and ultimately LEED Platinum certification for operations under LEED-NC v.3-2009.
Renovation – 10-story, 96,000 sf apartment building with a basement and one below-grade parking level
Owner: International Monetary Fund
Architect: Bonstra | Haresign, Skidmore, Owings and Merrill, LLC, ACG Architects
Interior Architect: Baskervill
Construction Manager: Carlson Construction
General Contractor: Turner Construction Company
MEP Engineer: Flack and Kurtz
Mechanical Contractor: Brothers Ductwork
Electrican Contractor: T.A. Beach
Controls Contractor: EMS Technologies
Address: 1250 New Hampshire Ave NW, Washington, DC 20036
Completion Date: May 2013
Originally constructed in 1965, the IMF Concordia in Washington, D.C. stands between Dupont Circle and Washington Circle. As a part of the renovation project, the IMF decided to sell off one of the two buildings in the property, gut the other building and build 120 studio apartments of approximately 500 square feet each along with shared amenities, and support space. A new HVAC system along with boilers, chillers and pumps will be installed. A central building automation system with remote monitoring capabilities will also be installed. A domestic hot water system and water treatment system will be part of the renovation as well. A fire alarm system (control and annunciator panels, strobes, alarms, and pull stations) interconnects with other building systems (elevator, security, door hardware, stair pressurization systems, etc.). Emergency power systems will back up the regular power supply. Lighting control systems will improve energy-efficiency.
The building includes a single basement and supports approximately 30 parking spaces below grade and a small rear surface lot. Common Areas within the project include the following: communal spaces, study rooms, lobby and concierge, administrative offices, conference/board rooms, business center, food preparation area, guest recreational space, guest laundry center, employee areas, laundry and housekeeping, a small data center, receiving/storage/recycling/trash area, loading and parking area, IT data center area, utility areas, building engineering area, and a fitness center.