At MetLife’s District Center in Washington, D.C., a multi-pronged approach has cut operating costs and transformed the 22-year-old office property into a strategic asset.

At District Center, a 1.2 million-square-foot office property in Washington, D.C., mobile credentials have replaced access cards at building and suites entrances.

Room temperatures can be set, blinds lowered or meeting rooms booked from apps. Digital displays connected to smart systems let occupants find available conference rooms or learn about building events. Office managers use smart lighting sensors to gain colorful visual insights into occupancy patterns. And future tenants will be able to remotely prepare rooms for presentations.

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