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WRI established its U.S. office in 1982. We work to improve water quality, increase awareness of local climate change impacts, and identify cost-effective emissions-reduction opportunities in the United States. Learn more about our work in the United States.

Climate change is an area where the United States needs to lead, says former Governor of New Mexico and WRI Board member Bill Richardson. Doing so will create a better planet for our children and a more prosperous future for our country.

DC Office - AudioVideo

Video conferencing equipment in our conference rooms help us complete some of our meetings and collaborative work without the need for travel and connect us to WRI’s other offices. Photo by Catherine Easton, WRI.

DC Office - Lighting

Lighting - Sensors in our light fixtures automatically dim the lights when an office is empty – eliminating the need for wall switches. Our system was one of the first installed in the United States. Photo by Catherine Easton, WRI.

DC Office - Chairs

Chairs in the reception area are constructed using seat belts that are remnants, or second-hand material, that did not meet the stringent standards for cars. Photo by Catherine Easton, WRI

DC Office - Flooring

Flooring - The reception area flooring includes both bamboo and cork, two rapidly renewing building materials. Photo by Catherine Easton, WRI

DC Office - Green Roof

WRI’s global office is located in a Washington, DC office building owned by the American Psychological Association (APA) and features a green roof, which helps mitigate run-off and reduce heating and cooling needs throughout the year. Photo by American Psychological Association

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