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:

  • Designed to achieve LEED® ND Gold for the entire Wharf development, and targeting LEED Gold or Silver for individual buildings
  • Exceed many of the requirements of the District’s Green Building Act and the Anacostia Waterfront Initiative
  • Highly efficient, densely developed mixed-use neighborhood featuring residential, retail, office, and 14 acres of park and public spaces
  • Highly walkable community with easy access to public transportation
  • Robust, well-designed, and well-constructed buildings and public spaces with advanced systems and technologies
  • Timeless architecture and materials that are durable, resilient, and will age gracefully
  • Long-term builder and investor mindset for significant long-term ecological and economic benefits
  • Innovative cistern system, permeable pavements, and substantial vegetative bioretention for stormwater runoff management
  • Green roofs, 300 new trees, preservation of mature oaks, and 340 square feet of floating wetland systems
  • Multiple forms of on-site sustainable energy production and conservation, including a co-generation plant, solar panels, and energy-efficient lighting

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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