The WWF Building in DC Receives USGBC Award

Serving as World Wildlife Fund's U.S. headquarters, the seven-story building is LEED Platinum-certified.

By Bogdan Odagescu, Associate Editor

The WWF Building, Washington, D.C.
The WWF Building, Washington, D.C.

Washington—Cushman & Wakefield announced that the WWF Building in Washington, D.C., was recognized as the LEED for Existing Buildings Project of the Year by the USGBC National Capital Region. The award was accepted by the World Wildlife Fund and Cushman & Wakefield’s Sustainability and Property Management team.

Serving as WWF’s U.S. Headquarters, the seven-story building at 1250 24th Street, N.W., was built in 1986 and is LEED Platinum-certified. The West End mid-rise, which is owned by the WWF and managed by Cushman & Wakefield, has a total surface area of approximately 250,000 square feet.

The building, which recently went through the LEED recertification process, features retrofitted water fixtures, underground parking with designated spots for bicycles and electric cars, a Capital Bikeshare station outside the main entrance, and one of the largest green roofs in the D.C. area.

“World Wildlife Fund’s vision and dedication to improving both the built environment and our natural ecosystems was tantamount to our success in this project,” said Katie Ross, senior project manager at Cushman & Wakefield, in prepared remarks.

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