Seeking Zero Energy Certification
The building has been designed to minimize energy consumption and waste while providing superior indoor air quality for the employees. The IFC Dakar Headquarters will include a reception area, open and closed office space, conference facilities, an employee cafeteria, and a first-floor parking garage. In response to the International Finance Corporation’s commitment to sustainability and high performance, our team has made energy efficiency the main focus of our design efforts. Sustainable design features include: natural ventilation; radiant cooling; underfloor air; a dedicated outdoor air system (DOAS) with energy recovery; daylighting and occupancy lighting controls; fixed solar sun shades; and a photo-voltaic (PV) roof shading system.