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API’s New D.C. Home To Be Innovative, Self-Sustaining

Mark Green

Mark Green
Posted October 3, 2017

API is on the move. Reflecting the advanced technologies that natural gas and oil bring to energy production and our commitment to reducing our environmental footprint, the industry’s leading national trade association plans to move next year to a new, self-sustaining LEED Platinum-certified building in downtown Washington, D.C., that will include a number of innovative features.

API President and CEO Jack Gerard announced the late 2018 move to the Capitol Crossing development, located north of the U.S. Capitol, between Union Station and the Verizon Center:

“As our organization continues to grow and we expand the reach of our safety standards globally, we wanted our new headquarters to reflect our industry’s leadership on safety, technology, and environmental progress. Our new home will be state-of-the-art in green and other technologies, and it will reflect our members’ efforts to innovate, improve the environment, and reduce emissions.”

Some of the artist’s renderings of the still-under construction Capitol Crossing complex:




Below, API President and CEO Jack Gerard (center) and API executive team members tour the construction site:


The new building’s green amenities will include:

  • Cogeneration power to simultaneously generate heat and electricity
  • Green roof
  • Centralized recycling for storage and collection
  • EchoChimney to clean air coming into and out of the building
  • Gray water use for landscaping, to reduce water use by 50 percent
  • Spaces for 70 fuel efficient vehicles
  • 440 bike spaces

Capitol Crossing is a 2.2 million-square-foot project that when complete will span three city blocks and 7 acres. The complex will use new and innovative approaches to reduce water consumption, conserve energy and improve air quality. Gerard:

“We look forward to our partnership with Capitol Crossing and working in a new space that leads in energy efficiency, technology, and environmental sustainability.”

API is the only national trade association representing all facets of the oil and natural gas industry, which supports 10.3 million U.S. jobs and nearly 8 percent of the U.S. economy. API’s more than 625 members include large integrated companies, as well as exploration and production, refining, marketing, pipeline, and marine businesses, and service and supply firms. They provide most of the nation’s energy and are backed by a growing grassroots movement of more than 40 million Americans.


Mark Green joined API after a career in newspaper journalism, including 16 years as national editorial writer for The Oklahoman in the paper’s Washington bureau. Mark also was a reporter, copy editor and sports editor. He earned his journalism degree from the University of Oklahoma and master’s in journalism and public affairs from American University. He and his wife Pamela live in Occoquan, Va., where they enjoy their four grandchildren.