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Thu 01/04/10
The United Nations is getting a grip on the greenhouse gases (GHG) it generates. In an unprecedented joint effort, the whole UN system has compiled an inventory of its annual emissions. The total – the equivalent of 1.7 million tonnes of carbon...
Thu 01/04/10
The newest addition to the United Nations Office in Nairobi (UNON) should be a real showcase of sustainability. Destined to host the global headquarters of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and UN-Habitat, it has the distinction of...
Thu 01/04/10
Alireza Ghaemi is head of Building Management Services (BMS) at the Vienna International Centre (VIC). More to the point, he's the man responsible for leading on the making this massive complex more sustainable, and pioneering an innovative...
Thu 01/04/10
Turning the UN Vienna International Centre (VIC) into a more sustainable workplace was a challenge on many fronts. Not least of these challenges was working out how to raise the funds.
Thu 01/04/10
Something had to be done about the UN Vienna International Centre (VIC). To put it bluntly, after 20 years of operation, it no longer came up to scratch. Its environmental performance left a lot to be desired.
Thu 01/04/10
Getting the funding right, for the massive renovation project at the UN headquarters in New York, was one of the major challenges for the team running the so-called Capital Master Plan (CMP).   
Thu 01/04/10
The United Nations is currently engaged in a five-year project to renovate its headquarters in New York.  This so-called Capital Master Plan (CMP) is a massive undertaking. How the CMP team went about raising and running the USD 1.9 billion...
Thu 01/04/10
Thanks to a renovation programme carried out to the highest environmental standards in the summer of 2008, the 10th floor of an office block occupied by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) became the first UN office in New York to win...
Thu 01/04/10
 A UN office in Slovakia became a real powerhouse  of renewable energy when its solar system of 170 photovoltaic (pv) panels went live in October 2009.
Thu 01/04/10
Podgorica has never had anything like it. And the ultra-green UN building that is going up in the city is an exciting new project for the United Nations too. Designed to be completely self-sufficient in energy, it's the first zero emissions office...