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Wed 05/02/14
The new headquarters of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) on the UN Campus in Bonn, Germany, has seen a 60% reduction in its electricity consumption following extensive renovations.
Wed 29/01/14
UNOPS has been awarded the prestigious ISO 14001 certification, recognizing the organization’s commitment to protecting the environment when managing construction sites. UNOPS implements a wide range of development projects in some of the world’s...
Mon 18/11/13
Back in July 2010, Greening the Blue reported on the first UN office to achieve LEED certification. We’ve now learned that the example set by UNEP’s Regional Office of North America (RONA) has been replicated across the rest of the building, which...
Mon 28/10/13
Fisher Brothers, the landlord of UNFPA HQ in New York has recently undergone a LEED certification process, with the result of a LEED Gold certification for existing buildings. The landlord implemented and achieved several sustainability measures at...
Mon 03/12/12
Scientists agree that climate change is 'unequivocal' and induced by man’s activity. The UN's Environment Programme reported in November 2012 that greenhouse gases are 14% above where they need to be in 2020 for temperature rises to remain below 2C...
Fri 02/11/12
"A sustainable building for a sustainable future in Latin America and the Caribbean"That's the way the design for the new UN Hub in Latin America is being described. The new building which will hold more than 700 staff from at least 14 UN...
Fri 15/07/11
The World Bank has earned Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Gold Certification for two of its Washington office buildings from the U.S. Green Building Council.
Mon 07/03/11
When the United Nations outgrew the office accommodation at its 140-acre Gigiri compound in Nairobi, it was clear that any new building had to meet several challenges head-on. It needed to be energy and water efficient, to reduce and recycle, and to...
Wed 24/11/10
A new website launched by the World Bank shows that efforts to reduce its environmental footprint have succeeded in achieving major reductions in the institution’s resource consumption. Greenhouse gas emissions from the multilateral development bank...