Sustainability

Green, Smart, and Built for the Future

Hoffman-Madison Waterfront (HMW) is committed to building The Wharf as a sustainable neighborhood and lasting waterfront community. Our mission of supporting Washington’s waterways and improving the quality of the surrounding habitat permeates all aspects of the project.

Sustainability at The Wharf started at the master planning stage and informed every decision of development, design, construction, and operation.

The Wharf:

  • Is designed to achieve Gold certification for LEED® Neighborhood Development; and all individual buildings are targeting LEED Gold or Silver certification.
  • Exceeds many of the requirements of the District’s Green Building Act and the Anacostia Waterfront Initiative.
  • Was designed as a highly efficient, densely developed mixed-use neighborhood featuring residential, retail, office, and 14 acres of park and public spaces.
  • Is a highly walkable community with easy access to public transportation.
  • Includes robust, well-designed, and well-constructed buildings and public spaces with advanced systems and technologies.
  • Utilizes timeless architecture and materials that are durable, resilient, and will age gracefully
  • Was developed through a long-term builder and long-term investor mindset for significant long-term ecological and economic benefits.
  • Constructed an innovative 600,000 gallon cistern system (the volume of an olympic swimming pool), permeable pavements, and substantial vegetative bioretention for stormwater runoff management.
  • Included the installation of numerous green roofs, 300 new trees, preservation of mature oaks, and 340 square feet of floating wetland systems.
  • Takes advantage of multiple forms of on-site sustainable energy production and conservation, including a co-generation plant and energy-efficient lighting.

LEED® Certification at The Wharf

With Phase 1 of The Wharf complete, and with Phase 2 underway, The Wharf has currently achieved the following certifications through the US Green Building Council's Leadership in Environmental and Energy Design (LEED) rating system:

  • The Wharf Neighborhood: LEED-ND Stage 2 Gold
  • 1000 Maine: LEED-CS Gold
  • Channel Apartments & The Anthem: LEED-NC Silver
  • 800 Maine: LEED-CS Gold
  • InterContinental Hotel: LEED-NC Gold
  • VIO Condominium & Incanto Apartments: LEED-NC Silver
  • Hyatt House & Canopy by Hilton Hotels: LEED-NC Gold
  • Municipal Fish Market: LEED-CS Silver
  • Capital Yacht Club: LEED-NC Silver
  • 525 Water Condominium: LEED-NC Silver

All buildings at The Wharf Phase 2 have filed preliminary documents to seek LEED Certification at the time of completion in 2022. At that time, The Wharf will also seek LEED-ND Stage 3 certification for the completed neighborhood development.

In addition, among the office tenants at The Wharf, the following tenants have achieved further LEED Certification through their commercial interior design and construction:

  • Madison-Marquette: LEED ID+C Certified
  • Fish & Richardson: LEED-CI Gold
  • WGL: LEED-CI Gold

Get Your Fill at The Wharf

Fresh seafood is a given at DC’s Southwest Waterfront. But The Wharf offers more, including a wide selection of distinctive choices for food, drinks, and entertainment while you eat. Watch the chefs prepare your meal. Listen to live music. Or just people-watch while you savor the flavors of The Wharf.

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Browse the Shops

Whether you’re looking for something specific or simply like to spend a few hours in our unique collection of stores, chances are you’ll find just what you’re looking for at our shops at The Wharf. And, of course, you can always treat yourself to a delicious dessert—or celebrate your shopping finds with a drink at one of our restaurants.

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