In 2008 the U.S. Department of State committed to LEED® certify all future U.S. Embassy and Consulate construction. In addition to the current list of LEED® certifed U.S. diplomatic missions, the Department has over 30 projects registered with the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).
LEED® is an internationally recognized certification system that measures how well a building or community performs across all the metrics that matter most: energy savings, water efficiency, CO2 emissions reduction, improved indoor environmental quality, and stewardship of resources and sensitivity to their impacts.*
Developed by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), LEED® provides building owners and operators a concise framework for identifying and implementing practical and measurable green building design, construction, operations and maintenance solutions.
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