IFAD Rome office receives top environmental award for green building leadership

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IFAD Rome office receives top environmental award for green building leadership

When: Monday, 16 November 2015 – 16:00
Where: International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), Via Paolo di Dono 42, Rome

Kanayo Nwanze, President of IFAD, will be hosting a ceremony to mark the Platinum level certification awarded to the Fund by the United States Green Building Council which recognizes Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) for Existing Buildings: Operations and Maintenance.

The platinum level is the highest level of certification awarded and IFAD is the first UN entity to receive it. LEED certified buildings save money and resources and are a way of managing environmental impacts while promoting renewable, clean energy.

Journalists can accredit by 13 November by contacting: Jessica Thomas, j.thomas@ifad.org Tel: +39 06 5459 2215.


Media Invite No.: IFAD/05/2015

The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) invests in rural people, empowering them to reduce poverty, increase food security, improve nutrition and strengthen resilience. Since 1978, we have provided nearly US$17 billion in grants and low-interest loans to projects that have reached about 453 million people. IFAD is an international financial institution and a specialized United Nations agency based in Rome – the UN's food and agriculture hub.