Modernization Frequently Asked Questions

The improvements to each wing include:

  • Upgraded fire alarm and sprinkler systems
  • Increased energy efficiency
  • New fire rated stairwells and building egress routes
  • New office heating and air conditioning systems with individual controls
  • Renovated restrooms
  • New Kitchenettes
  • Painting, new carpeting and cosmetic repairs
  • New pavers on MIB roof and installation of a green roof
  • Enhanced landscaping
  • New security guard stations and bollards at each parking garage ramp
  • Pointing (repairing of all mortar joints on exterior of MIB)
  • Exterior waterproofing

Additionally, new areas or amenities were in scope during the MIB modernization including:

  • Bison Bistro cafeteria and the Watering Hole
  • Child Care Center
  • Employee Showers (basement of MIB)
  • Employee Courtyard (adjacent to Bison Bistro)
  • Security Command Center (opening in 2014)

Compliance with Life Safety, Americans with Disabilities, and Fire Codes

  • Modernized space compliant with applicable codes
  • New code compliant toilet rooms including handicapped fixtures
  • Enhanced alarm systems for hearing impaired or blind employees

Environmental Efforts of Modernization

  • All appliances are Energy Star rated
  • Fluorescent lighting switched using two energy levels
  • Occupant controlled heating and cooling
  • Recycled carpet tiles
  • Reuse of window blinds
  • Forest stewardship-certified wood used in windows and trim
  • Low volatile organic chemical paint
  • Low flush toilets 1.6 gal
  • Restroom partitions 100% recycled content
  • Restroom tiles manufactured in sustainable plant
  • Local products (within 500 miles) purchased when possible
  • New furniture - sustainable standards

Contact Information

You may contact our service desk at (202) 208-2222 or the individual listed below:

Richard Farr
Phone: (202) 208-3056