Certified LEED Gold, this 45,000 square foot, four story administration building houses the University’s Admissions Department and was the first new building the University constructed in Charles Town.  In keeping with the historic nature of downtown Charles Town, APUS desired a building in harmony with its surroundings and the University’s tradition of renovating historic buildings elsewhere in town.  The building features managers’ offices around the central core of the building with open offices around the perimeter to maximize natural lighting.  The ground floor houses the university’s library featuring a large collection of military reference books.

Sustainable features include:

  • Photovoltaic solar panels on the roof
  • Large windows for natural lighting
  • High efficiency variable refrigerant HVAC system
  • Re-use of an existing brownfield
  • High SRI (solar reflective index) roofing
  • Low VOC paints, coatings, adhesives, sealants, and carpets
  • Materials with high recycled content
  • Regionally sourced materials