We offer the most technologically advanced mechanical, electrical, and plumbing design services in the metropolitan Washington-Baltimore area. WAI always invests in state-of-the-art technology. While technology gives us quality tools, our staff provides our clients quality service. Our core capabilities include:

  • Heating, Ventilation, & Air Conditioning Systems (HVAC)
  • Energy Modeling & Management
  • HVAC Acoustics
  • Power Distribution (Normal & Emergency)
  • Lighting Design & Lighting Controls (Interior & Exterior)
  • AV, Computer/Local Area Computer Network (LAN)/Data, Communication, Video Networks, Sound & Public Address Systems, Central Clock Systems & Security Systems
  • Special Control Systems
  • Plumbing Fixture Counts, Fixture Selection & Layout
  • Domestic Water System Design
  • Sanitary-Waste-Out System Design
  • Storm Water & Special Waste Design
  • Fire Alarm Systems
  • Fire Suppression Systems
  • Life Safety Lighting
  • Net Zero
  • LEED
  • IGBC
  • Energy Star
  • Fundamental Commissioning
  • Enhanced Commissioning

Integrating Sustainable/LEED Design

WAI understands the importance of sustainable design and the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED).  WAI has been involved with multiple projects that have been or are in the process of being LEED certified.  WAI are experts at incorporating energy conservation into all of their projects.  Some of these features include: high-efficiency envelope development and ASHRAE 90.1 compliance, high-efficiency lighting (~ 1 watt/s.f. average), occupancy sensing switching control, multiple level lighting control, day lighting, automated exterior lighting controls, high-efficiency motors, variable speed motor drives, low water consumption fixtures, energy recovery HVAC systems, variable air volume and hydronic systems, occupancy-based resetting of minimum outside air volumes, ice storage systems, demand limiting control features, high-efficiency equipment, and the use of energy management control systems.  WAI has 30+ LEED projects ranging in size from 5,000 sq. ft. to 2.3 million sq. ft.  

LEED Certified Projects:

  • Montgomery County Public Schools, New Seven Locks Elementary School, Potomac, Maryland – Achieved LEED Gold certification
  • Prince George’s County Public Schools, Oxon Hill High School Commissioning for Renovation & Addition, Oxon Hill, Maryland – Achieved LEED Gold certification
  • Prince George’s County Public Schools, Edward M. Felegy Elementary School, Hyattsville, Maryland – Achieved LEED Gold certification
  • Prince George’s County Public Schools, Henry Ferguson Replacement Elementary School, Accokeek, Maryland – Achieved LEED Gold certification
  • Prince George’s County Public Schools, Glenarden Woods Elementary School, Major Renovations, Glenarden, Maryland – Achieved LEED Gold certification
  • Howard Community College, Health Sciences Building, Columbia, Maryland – Achieved LEED Gold certification
  • Confidential University, Events Center & President’s Residence Complex Rehabilitation, Maryland – Achieved LEED Gold certification
  • University of Maryland Global Campus, 1601 McCormick Drive Building RenovationUpper Marlboro, Maryland – Achieved LEED Gold certification
  • University of Maryland Global Campus, Student & Faculty Services Center, Upper Marlboro, Maryland – Achieved LEED Gold certification
  • City of Takoma Park Public Works Facilities, Silver Spring, Maryland – Achieved LEED Silver certification
  • National Institute of Allergy & Infectious Diseases (NIAID) Peer Review, Rockville, Maryland – Achieved LEED Platinum certification
  • Asia Trail II Elephant Facility at the National Zoo, Smithsonian Institute, Washington, DC – Achieved LEED Gold certification
  • Dennis Ave. Health Center, Montgomery County Government, Silver Spring, Maryland – Achieved LEED Gold certification
  • The Billy Goat Restaurant, Washington, DC – Achieved LEED Gold certification
  • MGM National Harbor, Prince George’s County, Maryland – Achieved LEED Gold certification
  • The Pentagon, Renovation of Wedge 2, Arlington, Virginia – Achieved LEED Gold certification
  • NAVFAC, P975 Unaccompanied Housing Facility, NAS Patuxent River, Maryland – Anticipates LEED Silver certification
Anticipating LEED Certification
  • Howard Community College, Howard Hall & Academic Commons Renovation, Columbia, Maryland – Anticipates LEED Silver certification
  • Prince George’s Community College, Marlboro Hall Renovation & Addition, Largo, Maryland – Anticipates LEED Gold certification
  • Montgomery County Government, Grey Courthouse Renovation, Rockville, Maryland – Anticipates LEED Silver certification
  • Prince George’s County Government, The New Judge James H. Taylor Innovative Academy, Upper Marlboro, Maryland – Anticipates LEED Silver certification
  • The Pentagon, Corridor 8 Pedestrian Access Control Point, Arlington, Virginia – Anticipates LEED Silver certification

Designed With LEED In Mind

  • Prince George’s County Public Schools, Avalon Elementary School, Fort Washington, Maryland  Designed for LEED Gold
  • Prince George’s County Public Schools, Eugene Burroughs Middle School, Renovation, Accokeek, Maryland – Designed for LEED Gold
  • City of Rockville, Thomas Farm Community CenterRockville, Maryland – WAI’s design was based heavily upon available points on the LEED Project Checklist
  • Prince George’s County Government, New Hyattsville Library, Hyattsville, Maryland – This project is a Green facility and followed LEED standards closely
  • Talbot County Free Library, Study & Design of the Renovation & Addition, Easton, Maryland – This project is a Green facility and followed LEED standards closely
  • University of Maryland Medical Center, Midtown Campus Hospital Ambulatory Care Pavilion & Parking Garage, Baltimore, Maryland – Designed for LEED Silver
  • Deer’s Head Hospital Center Kidney Dialysis Unit Addition & Renovation, Maryland Department of Health & Mental Hygiene, Salisbury, Maryland – Designed for LEED Silver
  • Prince George’s County Public Schools, Suitland High School Replacement, Riverdale, Maryland – Designed for LEED Silver