IDA’s headquarters and Systems and Analyses Center (SAC) are located in a modern facility in Potomac Yard, the City of Alexandria’s high-tech corridor. The facility is near sponsors and is in close proximity to the future Potomac Yard Metro stop. The building is designed for innovation and collaboration and was constructed to meet WELL Building standards and LEED certification.
IDA’s facility in Potomac Yard consists of two towers totaling 370,000 square feet. The interior space has a lot of natural light with amenities to better serve the needs of our staff and sponsors. The space enables IDA to hold large meetings with sponsors and industry. The building has a large auditorium that seats 300 people. In addition, there are breakout rooms, a green room for speakers to prepare for events, and other large conference rooms. The building also has a recording studio, which enables IDA to broadcast events, conduct external interviews, and produce external videos.
Our Potomac Yard building was constructed in a way that will help us achieve a Gold WELL Building Certification. These certifications look at overall wellness to include clean construction; good air and water quality; and lighting, sound, comfort, fitness and other health-minded features. To achieve the requirements of the WELL Building Standard, the space must undergo an on-site assessment and testing by a third party. Thereafter, IDA will regularly be assessing the building’s health metrics.
Watch the video to learn more about WELL Building certification.