• Water-saving features

    Efficient plumbing fixtures conserve water. Sustainable landscaping. All landscaping features native, drought-resistant plants, which are irrigated using captured air-conditioning condensation and rainwater.

  • Energy-efficient appliances

    All ENERGY STAR® appliances at The Asher are engineered to use less energy.

  • Green roof and solar panels

    The Asher’s green roof areas collect rainwater for landscape irrigation and help reduce the heat-island effect, while solar panels contribute renewable power for the building.

  • Convenient recycling systems

    The Asher makes it easy for residents to recycle.

  • Access to public transportation

    The Asher is only one block from the Braddock Road Metro Station and close to several bus stops—one right at our doorstep.

  • Very walkable location

    The Asher is in a neighborhood full of boutiques, stores, galleries, restaurants, and recreational opportunities that can be easily reached without driving, earning a “very walkable” Walk Score of 82.

  • Bicycle and pedestrian friendly

    The Asher features easy access to walking and biking paths and a Capital Bikeshare station located a block away, as well as on-site bike racks.


  • Shared transportation

    The Asher is just a block from Zipcar® at the Metro station, helping you reduce pollution and energy consumption while avoiding the hassles and expense of car ownership.

  • Redevelopment of existing site

    The Asher replaced an older, far less efficient building, which was 95 percent recycled.

  • Energy-efficient materials

    All materials used in construction were chosen to enhance the building’s energy efficiency, including ECO™ by Cosentino countertops, made of 75 percent recycled content and bound by an environmentally friendly resin. Learn more at ecobycosentino.com

That’s right, “lessen.” Because Old Town’s first LEED® certified residence means lower environmental impact and lower energy consumption. The Asher has been about green living right from the start: The building design incorporates many environmentally advanced features, and the site was redeveloped using eco-friendly construction methods and materials.