API announces plans for move to new sustainable headquarters to accommodate growing staff, expanded global operations
WASHINGTON, October 3, 2017 – With a growing staff and expanded global operations focused on safety and the environment, API President and CEO Jack Gerard today announced that the association will move to a new headquarters next year located at Capitol Crossing in downtown Washington, D.C. The new self-sustaining LEED certified building will feature green and other cutting-edge technologies.
“As our organization continues to grow and we expand the reach of our safety standards globally, we wanted our new headquarters to reflect our industry’s leadership on safety, technology, and environmental progress,” said Gerard. “Our new home will be state-of-the-art in green and other technologies, and it will reflect our members’ efforts to innovate, improve the environment, and reduce emissions. We look forward to our partnership with Capitol Crossing and working in a new space that leads in energy efficiency, technology, and environmental sustainability.”
The new building’s green amenities will include:
- Cogeneration power, combining heat and power to simultaneously generate heat and electricity
- Green roof
- Centralized recycling for storage and collection of all recyclables
- EchoChimney to clean the air coming into and out of the building
- Grey water use for landscaping to reduce water use by 50 percent
- 70 fuel efficient vehicle parking spaces
- 440 bike spaces
The API new headquarters at Capitol Crossing is scheduled to be move-in ready by the end of 2018.
API is the only national trade association representing all facets of the oil and natural gas industry, which supports 10.3 million U.S. jobs and nearly 8 percent of the U.S. economy. API’s more than 625 members include large integrated companies, as well as exploration and production, refining, marketing, pipeline, and marine businesses, and service and supply firms. They provide most of the nation’s energy and are backed by a growing grassroots movement of more than 40 million Americans.