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Fusion Academy Opens at Net-Zero Energy AGU Building

Washington, DC (12/05/2019)

8:30 AM

Newmark Knight Frank (NKF) announces that Fusion Academy, a private middle and high school featuring a one-to-one learning model (one teacher, one student) offering a personalized learning experience, has opened at 2000 Florida Avenue, NW. Fusion has taken 14,690 square feet on the second floor.

Owned by and headquarters to the American Geophysical Union (AGU), the 86,133-square-foot building was recently renovated and is striving to be the first-ever existing commercial building in Washington, DC to achieve net-zero energy goals. A net-zero energy building produces enough renewable energy to meet its annual energy consumption needs.

NKF Executive Managing Director and LEED Fellow Sally Wilson and Director Suzanne White represented AGU, while Fusion was represented by JLL.

"As a net-zero energy building with the latest in sustainable technologies, the AGU is a perfect location for Fusion and its students," said Sally Wilson, NKF. "The building is also well-located close to the Metro and Dupont Circle."

The building features innovative technologies and sustainable materials to reduce its overall carbon footprint by limiting energy use and water consumption. The net-zero goals will be achieved through engineering, architecture and advanced innovative technology methods to reduce, absorb, reclaim and generate energy or water. The building's sustainability features include a solar rooftop, photovoltaic (PV) array, direct current power grid and a Municipal sewer heat exchange system.

In addition, 2000 Florida Avenue has SageGlass, which tints automatically to control sunlight, without shades or blinds. A green wall helps to reduce energy loads and improve indoor air quality. The newly-remodeled building has a conference center on the ground level featuring a substantial gathering space for screenings or large meetings, a wellness and fitness center facility and a rooftop terrace with spectacular views of northwest Washington, DC and the National Cathedral.

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