GSA’s Super (Bowl) Buildings

The Seattle Seahawks and New England Patriots are two of the most efficient teams in football. But when it comes to efficiency there are a number of GSA’s buildings that could give these teams a run for their money. In both the New England and Northwest/Arctic Regions, GSA owns some of the top energy efficient federal buildings in the field, most notably the Federal Center South Building 1202 in Seattle, Wash. and the Thomas P. O’Neill, Jr. Federal Building in Boston, Mass.

Federal Center South Building 1202


One of Seattle’s shining sustainability stars is Federal Center South Building 1202. Recently, the building received a technology award from the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers. It also received a Leadership in Environmental Energy & Design (LEED) Platinum certification from the U.S. Green Buildings Council (USGBC).

Federal Center South Building 1202 is one of the seven GSA buildings to earn a LEED Platinum certification for new construction, the highest sustainability measure a facility can attain under the USGBC’s certification standards. The building earned certification  for energy efficiency, water efficiency, indoor environmental quality, materials and resources, and sustainable sites.

Federal Center South Building 1202 is one of 105 owned assets and 431 lease locations that GSA manages in the Northwest/Arctic Region. The building has earned more than 30 awards and accolades.

Thomas P. O’Neill, Jr. Federal Building

Thomas P. O'Neill Federal Building Boston

Coming in strong for the New England Region is a federal building named after one of America’s great patriots, former longtime Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, Thomas P. O’Neill, Jr.

In 2014, the recent renovation of the building earned a LEED Gold certification. The project, which came in under budget, also earned a GSA National Project Management Award for Large Federal Construction in 2013.

The O’Neill building renovation utilized several new technologies including perimeter circulation, easily moveable partitions that become lighter or darker to allow natural light into the space and provide privacy when necessary, energy efficient workstations, digital thermostats, occupancy sensors, advanced power management systems that reduce energy use, and state-of-the-art audio/visual equipment in conference rooms.

The O’Neill building is one of 103 owned assets and 366 lease locations that GSA manages in the New England region.

As New England and Seattle square off on the gridiron, GSA is proud to support federal buildings and operations in both of these fine areas. To vote for your favorite building click here.

For more information on Federal Center South Building 1202, click here. For more information on the Thomas O’Neill, Jr. Federal Building, click here.