Sunday, March 25, 2007
U.S. Embassy goes Green
ABC News reports that the U.S.embassy in Sofia is the first embassy to be designated a "green" building by the United States Green Building Council (USGBC). The story suggests that the Sofia chancery may be a model for future embassy buildings..."New guidelines for embassy construction meant to address security concerns have resulted in the building of embassies far from large population centers, behind tall walls and layers of security, adding to the perception that the embassies are cold, distant diplomatic fortresses. The U.S. State Department is hoping that one of its newest embassies can buck that trend."