SOURCE: QinetiQ North America

QinetiQ North America

November 12, 2009 15:30 ET

QinetiQ North America Officially Opens New Building at Reston EastPointe

MCLEAN, VA--(Marketwire - November 12, 2009) - High-tech government contractor QinetiQ North America today at Reston EastPointe will hold a ribbon cutting ceremony to officially open its new offices that currently accommodates over 200 employees from the company's Technology Solutions and Mission Solutions business groups. Over 100 more employees will move into the space by 2012.

In one of the largest leases inked so far this year in Northern Virginia, QinetiQ North America is the lead tenant occupying 121,000-square-feet in the 196,000-square-foot Class A office building at 11091 Sunset Hills Road in Reston. Its 11-year lease started in October. The company leased the building through Vardell Realty Investments LLC and was represented in the deal by Jones Lang LaSalle. Fox Architects helped QinetiQ North America design the space.

Employees working in the new building will benefit from a state-of-the-art video conference suite, new furniture and improved technology infrastructure. The building also includes a cafeteria, a gym and energy-saving features that will save QinetiQ North America an estimated 5% to 10% in overhead costs.

The building uses virtualization software, blade servers and other green technology to significantly reduce heating and cooling and lower the company's utility bills potentially saving up to 65 [percent] to 70 percent on power consumption and on air conditioning. An internal analysis concluded that a virtualized environment would reduce carbon emissions by 66 percent and needed work space by 68 percent.

Situated beside the W&OD Trail, and visible from the Dulles Toll Road, the building was constructed on an east/west axis to take advantage of a full day's sunlight and further reduce electricity consumption. In addition, a reverse osmosis filtration system will supply drinking water and eliminate the need to buy bottled water and recycle the empty bottles.

"Everyone involved in this project has been attentive in choosing amenities that will make the building as green as possible," says Duane Andrews, QinetiQ North America's CEO. "The cost savings combined with social responsibility and environmental friendliness made moving into this building an easy decision to make."

About QinetiQ North America

QinetiQ (pronounced "kinetic") North America delivers world-class technology and responsive solutions to government agencies and commercial customers for many of their most urgent and complex challenges. QinetiQ North America is an independent, innovative technology provider that earns over a billion dollars in revenue operating with small company speed and agility while leveraging significant global resources. More than 6,400 QinetiQ North America engineers, scientists and other professionals have the mission knowledge and proven, reliable performance to meet the rapidly changing demands of national defense, homeland security and information assurance customers. QinetiQ North America is part of QinetiQ Group PLC (LSE: QQ), one of the world's leading defense and security technology companies. For more information, please visit

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