Power Failure Emergency

All JBG SMITH’s buildings are equipped with an emergency generator, which will provide emergency power within seconds for certain basic building functions in the event of power failure.  The functions include:

  • Activating emergency lights on each floor throughout the building including all Exit signs.
  • Maintaining stairwell lighting.
  • Operating the building’s Fire and Life Safety Systems.
  • Bringing all elevators down to the main lobby level. (One elevator will remain operative for use by fire department to assist handicapped persons or to take service crews and equipment into the building, as needed.)

It is usually not necessary to evacuate your office during a power failure.  However, if it becomes necessary, you will be notified by Property Management.