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Dewberry Project Recognized With Two Best of NAIOP Northern Virginia Awards
February 23, 2018

The Northern Virginia chapter of the Commercial Real Estate Development Association (NAIOP) recently recognized the MITRE 4 Building project with an Award of Merit in the buildings category and an Award of Excellence in the interiors category.

Dewberry, a privately held professional services firm, provided mechanical, electrical, and plumbing engineering services on the project. The Award of Excellence was awarded to the MITRE 4 facility for its design of The Percolator, a coffee and retail space located on the third floor of the building. The space is conditioned via the building standard low-temperature, high differential, energy-efficient chilled water-based variable air volume air conditioning system.

The MITRE 4 Building is a new, build-to-suit office building for The MITRE Corporation, a not-for-profit organization. The new 340,000-square-foot facility consists of a 14-story office building atop a 4-level below-grade structured parking garage. The facility earned U.S. Green Building Council LEED® Gold certification and features an energy-efficient design. Dewberry provided MEP engineering for the base building and interiors for Steven Kahle Architects, Inc.

Sustainable engineering features include efficient air-handling units that manage the temperature and humidity of outside air entering the building and reduce energy loads; outside air ventilation rates controlled using demand-based sequencing based on occupancy to modulate outside air ventilation and help optimize associated energy usage; highly efficient plumbing fixtures that help conserve potable water; and a cistern system for stormwater recovery and reuse as a source of makeup water for the building air conditioning system to help reduce potable water consumption.

The Best of NAIOP Northern Virginia Awards event was held on November 16th. More than 30 awards were presented in five different categories: interiors, membership, marketing, transactions, and buildings.

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Dewberry Project Recognized With Two Best of NAIOP Northern Virginia Awards
February 23, 2018

The Northern Virginia chapter of the Commercial Real Estate Development Association (NAIOP) recently recognized the MITRE 4 Building project with…

Upcoming Northern Virginia Event at Battlefield High School
February 23, 2018

FIRST® Chesapeake District Northern Virginia Event is to be held Saturday, March 3rd and Sunday, March 4th…

Champions of 26th Annual Future City® Competition Announced
February 22, 2018

A city of the future – Halona – engineered by students from Edlin School in Reston, VA – has won the grand prize recently at the 2018 Future City® Competition…

Nominations Open For ICC's 2018 Awards
February 22, 2018

Nominations are now being accepted for International Code Council (ICC) awards to honor individuals and organizations for their accomplishments and service…

2018 FIRST Chesapeake Robotics FTC Virginia Championship Scheduled
February 21, 2018

Hundreds of the best and brightest middle and high school students in Virginia and Maryland will meet at St. Christopher’s School to test their teamwork and ingenuity at the FIRST Tech Challenge Virginia State Championship Event.

National Robotics Week 2018 Taking Place In April
February 21, 2018

The ninth annual National Robotics Week takes place April 7-15, 2018 across all 50 states.

5th USA Science & Engineering Festival Scheduled
February 20, 2018

Mark your calendars for the 5th USA Science & Engineering Festival Expo on April 7-8, 2018!

Predictive Surgery For Serious Heart Condition Focus of Research
February 20, 2018

Dr. Lee’s recent research is focused on a predictive surgery for a serious heart condition called Functional Tricuspid Regurgitation, which affects approximately 1.6 million Americans.

2018 ASEE Engineering Research Council Meeting Scheduled
February 19, 2018

The 2018 American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) Engineering Research Council (ERC) meeting is scheduled for March 12 – 14, 2018…

Funding Received To Study Data From Large-Scale Social Networks
February 19, 2018

Can publicly available data from large-scale social media networks be used to help predict catastrophic events within the country’s infrastructure, such as…

Evolution 2.0 Prize Challenge Announced
February 16, 2018

The #1 mystery in science now has a $5 million prize.

Registration Open For March 2018 ASCE Week
February 16, 2018

The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) has announced the upcoming ASCE Week: A Continuing Education Event in Orlando, Florida, March 18-23, 2018.

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