Bologna, May 4, 2018

CRIF Campus becomes the first building in Italy to obtain Gold level LEED v4 certification

A green building in Varignana, in step with sustainability.

CRIF's new operating hub, inaugurated in March in Varignana, just outside Bologna, has demonstrated all the features necessary to be classed as a green building. In fact, from development to planning and design, to construction and daily building management, everything was planned and implemented sustainably from an environmental and social point of view.

Thanks to this approach, CRIF Campus has become the first building in Italy to obtain the Gold level of the international LEED (Leader in Energy and Environmental Design) v4 certification for the assessment of the sustainability and energy performance of buildings.

Developed in the United States by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), and updated to its latest version at the end of 2016, “LEED v4 for New Construction BD + C” is an internationally-recognized assessment protocol, designed to facilitate and accelerate the adoption of sustainable building development, building maintenance operations, and urban development practices. It is the most widespread voluntary certification standard, and is currently applied in more than 150 countries worldwide.

The guiding principle of LEED certifications is to ensure that the entire lifecycle of the building has an overall sustainable approach, assessing energy performance and environmental impact in key areas, including water and energy efficiency, CO2 emission reduction, the improvement in quality of internal environments, the materials used, site accessibility, etc. It is therefore a way of clearly and objectively determining the quality of the building and its level of eco-sustainability.

The awarding of this prestigious certification further validates the path undertaken by CRIF in building a structure able to house a modern working environment, allowing greater flexibility, efficiency and comfort, and which represents an advanced example of smart working, a benchmark for the entire business community (Italian and international).