U.S. Embassy Bratislava, Slovakia: Energy Efficiency Makeover December 6, 2011
As part of the League of Green Embassies initiative, the official residence of the Ambassador of the United States to the Slovak Republic was upgraded to make it more energy efficient.
- 3M: Window film upgrades will provide security and block solar heat gain while allowing daylight to illuminate the residences’ interiors.
- Belkin: Energy-efficient ‘smart’ power strips and chargers designed to reduce energy usage by turning off accessories, such as televisions, that otherwise consume electricity while in standby mode.
- Danfoss: Radiator valves with time-controlled thermostats connected to a remote-control system will reduce heat waste in non-occupied rooms throughout the house.
- Niagara Conservation: Water conservation products include flow aerators to decrease water usage. And in Bern, window and door weather-stripping materials and caulk will reduce air leaks as well.
- Philips: Replacement of inefficient incandescent light bulbs with energy-efficient light-emitting diodes (LEDs) will save at least 75% of the energy used while maintaining attractive light in the historical residences.
- Whirlpool: Appliances such as microwaves, ovens and other household necessities will be replaced with energy-efficient models. Appliances make up about 10-20% of home energy bills.
Related press and media coverage
- Residence of U.S. Ambassador Goes Green (.pdf) (U.S. Embassy Bratislava) (12/1/2011)
Visit the U.S. Embassy Bratislava website for more information.