Sheridan Station Apartments

Washington, DC

The 104 apartments comprising 135,000 SF were constructed over a 55-car parking garage and loading dock where 40 bicycle storage racks are available for residents and staff.  A cast-in-place podium slab supports the 4-story wood framed loft-style apartment levels.  One of the features that distinguishes this project from other wood framed apartments was the inclusion of a solar power solution for increased energy saving.  The rooftop displays 420-240 watt Photovoltaic solar panels mounted on non-roof penetrating ballast rack system, interconnected with PEPCO provided service. The total system is capable of producing 100,800 KW/HR ACDC inverter rated @ 96% efficiency.  The system meets approximately 30-40% of building electrical requirements annually.

The ground level features a fitness center, a green roof terrace and a business center.  The Core Health Center resides adjacent to the fitness center.  Eighteen of the 104 apartments comply with the Uniform Federal Accessibility Standards (UFAS).

The first awarded LEED platinum certification from the US Green Building Council LEED for Homes Midrise in the District of Columbia.  From solar designs, alternative transportation, high efficiency fixtures, building energy performance (thermal bypass air barrier inspections) are some of the many categories which make this one of the few platinum status projects in the DC Metro area.

Project Details

Client: Sheridan Terrace Redevelopment LLC
Value: $66.8 million


ABC Metro Washington Award of Excellence 2012

Client Testimonial

The project is the first LEED Platinum certified apartment building in Washington, D.C. and the 102 KW Solar Array is the largest privately owned residential solar array in the District of Columbia. Other LEED features included a 10,000 SF vegetative green roof and a cast in place rainwater cistern underneath the parking garage. Most importantly, the project was complex, and involved a multiple array of private and public sector partners. The project was completed per schedule and the quality of construction drove the leasing success of the project as the building was 95% preleased.
Matt Engel, Project Manager
WC Smith