MGM National Harbor’s Recruitment and Training Facility
Photos by Nakita Reed
The former Thomas Addison school in Oxon Hill, MD is now home to MGM National Harbor’s Recruitment and Training Facility. This 25,000 square foot building in Oxon Hill, MD was redesigned to LEED v4 Gold standards by Arel Architects of Temple Hills. Encore has provided LEED documentation services for the project. Sustainable features like low-flow plumbing fixtures, no potable water used for irrigation, and installing charging stations for electric vehicles have all aided in helping this building earn points towards its Gold certification goal. The majority of the products in the building are made from products with recycled content and by manufacturers that have responsible production practices. In addition, the reuse of the existing building materials and fenestration also provided a boost in points and creating well day-lit work spaces. The adapting of the former Thomas Addison School as the MGM National Harbor Recruitment and Training Facility demonstrates the advantage of reusing buildings.