Olympic House achieves LEED Platinum v4.1 certification. IOC MEDIA

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has announced that its headquarters, the Olympic House, has been awarded Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Platinum v4.1 certification for its sustainable performance in operations and maintenance.

The Olympic House, which will be inaugurated in June 2019, has been designed to meet the highest sustainability standards, having previously been awarded LEED Platinum v4 certification, the highest level (Platinum) of the Swiss National Sustainable Construction Standard (SNBS) and the Swiss standard for energy-efficient buildings (Minergie P).

The LEED Platinum v4.1 certification specifically assesses the operation and management of a building. The Olympic House scored 82 out of a possible 100 points, placing it in the top 10 per cent of certified buildings in Europe, according to the IOC.

"We are very proud to receive the prestigious LEED Platinum certification for the operation of the Olympic House at the IOC headquarters," said IOC President Thomas Bach.

The LEED Platinum v4.1 for Operations and Maintenance rating assesses the performance of the Olympic House across several key metrics that are regularly monitored, including energy and water use, waste management, air quality, user comfort and staff commuting, the IOC said.

“The LEED Platinum certification of Olympic House in Lausanne demonstrates the International Olympic Committee’s commitment to maintaining the highest level of green building performance,” said Peter Templeton, President & CEO, US Green Building Council.

“Recertification ensures that ongoing operations and maintenance practices help advance sustainability goals, including climate action, resource conservation and occupant health. The LEED Platinum-certified Olympic House is a model of sustainable building operations, delivering higher performance while protecting people and the environment.”