Collected Department Releases: The Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations Celebrates
The Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations Celebrates
Office of the Spokesperson
April 22, 2015
To celebrate the United States’ commitment to the environment this Earth Day, the Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations (OBO) is pleased to announce the 30th Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED®)-certified diplomatic facility in Abuja, Nigeria.
The new Embassy Annex facility in Abuja received LEED® Gold certification. The Annex includes a photovoltaic array that provides clean power for electricity, fixtures that reduce water consumption, and construction materials with recycled content.
Other Department of State LEED-certified facilities include one LEED Platinum facility in Helsinki, Finland, and eight LEED Gold-certified Embassies and Consulates in Brazzaville, Republic of the Congo; Bujumbura, Burundi; Dakar, Senegal; Dubai, United Arab Emirates; Manila, Philippines; Monrovia, Liberia; Monterrey, Mexico; and Rabat, Morocco.
Additional information about the Department’s LEED-certified diplomatic facilities is available online: http://overseasbuildings.state.gov/green_initiatives/certified_missions/.
OBO’s mission is to provide safe, secure, and functional facilities that represent the U.S. government to the host nation and support our staff in the achievement of U.S. foreign policy objectives. These facilities should represent American values and the best in American architecture, engineering, technology, sustainability, art, culture, and construction execution.
For further information, please contact Christine Foushee at FousheeCT@state.gov or (703) 875-4131, or visit www.state.gov/obo.
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Source: Dept. Of State – Releases