UN Office-WHO Headquarters Building

UN Office: Jordan Gets the Green Building Gold – WHO Headquarters

WHO headquarters in Jordan gets a LEED-certified green building. The new headquarters of the World Health Organization (WHO) in Amman, the capital of Jordan is a green building principal. The same environment four-story structure is also the regional center for environmental health activities, sharing their reception, conference rooms, etc, and space saving. Designed by Engicon Amman-based builders, the building has great potential of green.


WHO-UN Office
WHO-UN Office


The building allows daylight presented by the interior and at the same time reduces the reliance on electricity for lighting and office corridors. Each office is cleverly located inside the building and offers easy access to public transport systems and allows the efficient use of existing infrastructure. During construction, the builders did everything possible to accommodate a green process, using local materials only modest home.

Consequently, the headquarters of WHO drew praise for its green building, and acquired the title of Leadership in Energy and Gold Certified Environmental (LEED), a global standard that certifies green buildings worldwide. The building has a lively reception, library, meeting rooms and video conferencing room with a green label.

Query construction LEED WHO was provided by INT Energy Management Services. In fact, WHO has built its headquarters in the footsteps of the Dutch Embassy in Amman, which was the first LEED certified project in the country.

About 13 similar projects are underway in Jordan green Jordan said Green Building Council. Some of them are the Institute in Amman, Jordan National Financial Center and building insurance in the Middle East.

Images Credit: Engicon