Mexico. The U.S. Consulate General in Nuevo Laredo, Mexico, earned Gold Certification for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) from the U.S. Green Building Council.
Gold certification means that buildings meet the highest standards of energy use, lighting, water and material use, and incorporate a variety of sustainable strategies.
The U.S. Embassy in Pristina also received such certification.
These projects use multiple energy-saving features that improve campus performance, including a contemporary building envelope in Pristina that reduces heat gain, water-efficient landscaping, and a wastewater management system that has created a near-net-zero water reality.
OBO employed a holistic approach to environmental stewardship, using low-flow plumbing fixtures, efficient lighting and HVAC solutions, rainwater harvesting and other sustainability measures to reduce pressure on the water supply and strengthen buildings' ability to conserve energy.
The U.S. Embassy in Pristina was designed by Davis Brody Bond with B.L. Harbert International as general contractor and Page as registered architect. The U.S. Consulate General in Nuevo Laredo was designed by Moore Ruble Yudell with B.L. Harbert International as general contractor and Page as registered architect.
These missions are part of 57 U.S. diplomatic missions around the world that have earned LEED certification: three prestigious Platinum certifications, 20 Gold certifications, and 34 LEED or Silver certified missions.