Property Group Partners Grabs Gold

Two new office buildings in D.C. are officially gold LEED.

Both 20 M St. SE, developed by Lerner Enterprises, and 1101 New York Ave. NW, developed by Louis Dreyfus Property Group, achieved a gold rating from the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design program for sustainable core and shell construction.

The 190,000-square-foot Lerner building, designed by WDG Architecture PLLC, was completed in March 2007 and is still vacant.

Kevin Roche John Dinkeloo and Associates LLC designed the Dreyfus building, which contains 400,000 square feet and was completed earlier this year. Ernst & Young is the main tenant.