14 Apr '11, 12am

US embassies on mission to #green the world's #buildings #architecture #LEED

The US is throwing fresh impetus behind an initiative to provide green makeovers to its embassies around the world, in a move designed to provide a platform for low carbon building technologies and promote the business case for energy efficiency investments. The US State Department-affiliated League of Green Embassies already has 70 US embassies undertaking work to reduce their environmental impact, and plans to increase the number of embassies signed up to the group to over 100 by the end of the year. FURTHER READING Figures reveal rock bottom energy efficiency performance for public buildings President Obama to unveil building efficiency strategy Speaking to BusinessGreen , US ambassador to Finland Bruce Oreck, who also leads the League of Green Embassies, said that a number of embassies from other countries had also joined the group, while others had expressed interest ...

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