5th National Office - 2200 Research Blvd., Rockville, MD
"This new building shows that ASHA takes social responsibility very seriously.”
- ASHA Leader, May 6, 2008
On April 19, 2006 ASHA broke ground for its fifth National Office building eight miles to the north of the Rockville Pike location. The five story building designed by Boggs and Partners Architects opened in December 2007 and became the first 501(c)(6) association building to have a Gold LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Certification in Maryland history. Awarded by the U.S. Green Building Council, the certification recognized ASHA’s environmental friendliness in areas such as sustainable site development, water savings, energy efficiency, materials selection and indoor environmental quality. Recycling efforts were integrated into the facility management practices by dedicating a space in the building to the collection and storage of recyclable materials. Many green attributes are found throughout the building such as the recycled materials used in the flooring, carpeting and tile. Local drought-resistant vegetation is planted throughout the grounds and a white colored roof reduces cooling. A dedication ceremony was held March 27, 2008 and was attended by 300 members, staff and special guests. Proceeds from the sale of ASHA’s previous headquarters substantially paid for the new state-of-the-art green building.