Verified Healthy Building


Donohoe Real Estate Services

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June 28, 2022 - June 27, 2024

Verification Mark

Facility Information

Originally designed to house a workforce of 1,800, the existing headquarters of the International Finance Corporation (IFC) on Washington’s Pennsylvania Avenue now houses close to 2,800. Addressing the IFC’s urgent space needs and desire for future flexibility, this project entails the addition of a major new office expansion adjacent to the existing building. New floors are aligned with existing floors, providing for seamless horizontal integration. A new street-level lobby provides access for IFC departmental personnel. However, along with separate parking access and service loading, the lobby permits the addition to operate independently should the IFC wish to lease the space. Designed to complement yet purposefully contrast with the existing headquarters, the triangular geometries of the building’s roofline echo the diagonal of Pennsylvania Avenue and the configuration of the overall site.

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2100 K Street NW, Washington, DC 20427

Marketing Claim Verified by UL Solutions

Verified Healthy Building for Indoor Air and Water

Verification Method

UL’s Healthy Buildings Verification Mark for Indoor Air and Water demonstrates that indoor spaces provide healthy indoor air quality (IAQ). It shows a commitment by building owners and managers to create and maintain indoor environments that support tenant health, well-being and comfort, backed by UL’s globally recognized expertise in IAQ and building health. These buildings meet rigorous performance criteria and have policies and plans in place for continual advancement of IAQ. To achieve the UL Healthy Buildings Verification Mark, spaces underwent a desktop audit and on-site visits that include visual inspections and performance testing to evaluate a range of building conditions. The program includes an annual comprehensive assessment coupled with surveillance at the mid-year point. The IAQ testing requirements verify that the building air and water meets rigorous standards. These standards are aligned with industry-recognized, third-party organizations such as the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), the World Health Organization (WHO) and the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE), among others. All laboratory testing and analysis methodologies are informed by the EPA Compendium of Methods, ASTM D5197 and TO-17 for air sampling, and EPA methods.

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