Delta Centre – World Bank Group Office Nairobi
The Delta Centre – World Bank Group Office in Nairobi is the second largest building owned by the World Bank Group, after its headquarters in Washington, DC. The office hosts nearly 300 staff working on national, regional and global investments for the World Bank and IFC.
Aligned with the World Bank Group’s commitment to sustainability, its office in Nairobi was designed and constructed to conserve natural resources and reduce its environmental impact. The Delta Centre office first achieved LEED Certification for Commercial Interiors in 2015. The building has now demonstrated compliance with EDGE certification. Because it is a retrofit, the building has earned 96 percent savings in embodied energy in materials. LED lighting and occupancy sensors in open offices reduce the building’s energy use, while dual-flush water closets and water-efficient plumbing reduce the building’s water use.
The Delta Centre – World Bank Group Office Nairobi has received final EDGE certification from thinkstep-SGS.
Predicted Savings of EDGE Certification
Less Embodied Energy in Materials
Reduced window to wall ratio, energy-saving lighting in internal spaces and occupancy sensors in open offices.
Dual-flush water closets, water-efficient urinals and low-flow faucets in bathrooms.
Re-use of existing floor slabs, roofing, internal and external walls, flooring and window frames.
*Part of the energy efficiency percentage may be associated with virtual energy for comfort depending on the presence of heating and cooling systems. Note that virtual energy does not contribute savings to utility bills.