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Adjaye & Associates

International Finance Corporation Global Headquarters

Dakar, Senegal

Client: Adjaye Associates

Building Size: 80,000 sf

Certifications: Seeking Zero Energy

Interface Engineering was recently contacted by the International Finance Corporation (IFC), a fundamental member of the World Bank Group, requesting our conceptualization, engineering and design services for the development of the IFC Headquarters building in Dakar, Senegal. The new high-performance building is currently being designed to minimize energy consumption and waste while providing superior indoor air quality and indoor environment for the employees. The IFC Dakar Headquarters will include a mixture of open and closed office, conference facilities, and an employee cafeteria and reception area.

The project is designed to be the first ‘Net-Zero’ Headquarters building to be constructed in the entire African continent. Interface Engineering is working in close collaboration with the world-famous architect, David Adjaye, to develop this high-performing, fully-integrated Net-Zero design.

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. Examples of our sustainable design will include features such as natural ventilation, radiant cooling, underfloor air, dedicated outdoor air system (DOAS) with energy recovery, daylighting and occupancy lighting controls, fixed solar sun shades, and photovoltaic (PV) roof shading system.

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