The World Food Programme is the United Nations agency established in 1961 that provides food assistance and is the world’s largest humanitarian organization. The agency assists an average of 87 million people in 83 countries around the world. With 1,300 employees at its Rome headquarters, WFP houses several facilities and staff services with a focus on health and well-being.
The Rome headquarters of the WFP decided to LEED® certify four buildings, with a total area of 1,450 m2 that house, respectively, a nursery (Child care), a supermarket (Commissary), a meeting center (Meeting center) and an office space (Red Tower).
The LEED®-certified retail space provides international staff with access to international goods. The building has achieved LEED® v2009 New Construction Platinum level certification.
SUSTAINABILITY FEATURES OF LEED® CERTIFIED RETAIL SPACE
1. Control of lighting and thermal comfort systems
2. Sanitary water fixtures with limited flow rates
3. Control of energy consumption through adoption of a measurement plan and verification
4. Sustainable management of construction site waste
5. Energy-efficient exterior envelope
6. Sustainable management of indoor air quality during the construction phase
7. Use of regional materials
8. Use of green energy, 100% from renewable sources
9. Use of materials with high recycled content
10. Interior spaces with quality view
* U.S. entity involved in the development of the LEED® certification protocol.