Posts Tagged ‘waste management’

10 Aug

U.S. Embassy Amman Ramping Up To LEED Certification

Reducing State Department’s environmental footprint Embassy Amman was opened in 1992.  Those familiar with LEED know it is much harder to get an existing building certified than new construction. Mindful of severely limited natural resources, notably energy and water in Jordan, U.S. Embassy Amman has made a series of improvements over the past twenty years […]

7 Aug

U.S. Embassy Baghdad Green Diplomacy Initiative 2012

In March 2011 Embassy Baghdad established its first Green Team, with the goal to support sustainable living within the Embassy compound. Since our adult community is confined to the compound, without interactions with the local community, and without local infrastructure, we had to focus on what can be done within our “bubble”. All Embassy employees […]

5 Apr 0

U.S. Embassy Beijing Green Team on Water, Energy and Waste

U.S. Embassy Beijing’s Green Team is committed to meeting President Obama’s 2009 Executive Order 13514 on Federal Leadership in Environmental, Energy and Economic Performance, which calls for all government buildings to conserve energy and water, reduce and recycle waste, as well as monitor their carbon footprint. Members of the Embassy Beijing Green Team have taken […]