WWF's headquarters received LEED EB Platinum Certification in 2011.
A building Energy Star Rating of 86 out of 100 was achieved through efficiency upgrades to the base building mechanical systems. Compared to the average office building of the same size, energy savings translate into a reduction of the following pollutants: CO2 4,021,987 lbs/yr, Methane 173 lbs/yr, Nitrous Oxide 34 lbs/yr, SO2, 13,377 lbs/yr and Nitrogen Oxide 6,042 lbs/yr. New policies for monitoring and maintaining the building systems enable the Performance at this level is maintained with new policies for monitoring and maintaining the building systems.
The WWF Building was awarded the 2011 The Outstanding Building of the Year (TOBY) Award in the Earth Category for the DC, Maryland and Virginia region. It recognizes the superior quality of our property management team and their dedication to providing excellent services to our building.
Composting coffee, filters, and tea bags diverts biodegradable waste from the landfill, reducing the volume of methane emitted into the atmosphere, and thereby reduces our footprint on Earth. Composting these materials also provides nutrients to the soil, which helps the land remain productive.
Water usage for exterior landscaping is reduced by over 95% with native and drought tolerant plantings and a green landscaping policy.
WWF's headquarters features a stunning 8-story, sky-lit atrium.
The green roof is the third largest green roof in DC and covers 27,750 square feet. There are 53,568 plants that cover 83% of the roof. The combination of 11 types of sedum species, specially formulated soil and a retention mat contribute to a 50% reduction in the amount of storm water that leaves the site (677,000 gallons/year).
The green roof reduces runoff which helps decrease the contaminants, downstream flooding and erosion that affect waterways. It also reduces heat because the surface is more reflective than a standard roof.
The green roof restores the ecological and aesthetic value of urban open space by providing green habitat and nesting areas for urban birds, butterflies and other insects.
Two solar panels, which use 10-15% less energy than traditional water heaters, provide solar water heating for all 8th floor occupants.
Water usage is reduced by over 20% through the installation of low flow fixtures such as faucets, shower heads, and dual flush toilets.
The building diverts over 90% of paper, glass, plastics, cardboard, metals, batteries and fluorescent light bulbs from landfills. Also, WWF uses MERV 13 HVAC air filters. In addition to producing better indoor air quality, these filters feature a low pressure drop which translates to more efficient use of energy.
All offices and common area restrooms are equipped with motion sensor lighting which reduces the building's total energy usage by 10%.
Renewable energy credits (REC) are purchased to cover 100% of the electricity used in the building. The credits come from 25% local wind and 75% national wind.
The eighth floor men's restroom is equipped with two waterless urinals. Each urinal saves between 20,000 to 45,000 gallons of water per year.
Each restroom is equipped with water saving fixtures. Each low-flow toilet saves 1.9 gallons of water with each flush.
The WWF headquarters includes 251,707 square feet of premium work habitat using FSC wood.
The building features a secure bike area and offers those tenants who bike to work a daily locker in the fitness center.
Reserved parking spaces are provided in the garage for tenants who carpool, drive hybrid vehicles and/or drive alternative fuel vehicles.
Low environmental impact cleaning includes chemical concentration dilution, training for cleaning staff, and equipment use that reduces indoor air quality impacts.
Entrance to the WWF headquarters on 24th Street in Washington, D.C.
WWF is a member of the Department of Energy’s EV Everywhere Workplace Charging Challenge. Employees and visitors with plug-in electric vehicles can use one of eight dedicated parking spaces to charge their cars during the work day.
Home to World Wildlife Fund headquarters, the WWF building offers 251,707 square feet of premium work habitat. The quadruple LEED Platinum Certified building has a stunning 8-story, sky-lit atrium and the third largest green roof in Washington, DC.
WWF's U.S. headquarters was designed and built to conserve resources, limit waste and pollution, protect the environment, and make wise use of donated funds.