Panama’s First Certified ‘Green’ Building is named: The US Embassy

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U.S. Green Building Council Logo

U.S. Green Building Council Logo

The new US Embassy Headquarters in Clayton has become the first certified ‘green’ building in the country of Panama.  New story from La Prensa below-

ENVIRONMENT

U.S. embassy certified as a ‘green’ building

The new headquarters of the U.S. embassy in Panama, located in Clayton, became the first “green” building in the country to be recognized by the U.S. Green Building Council.

Another building, which houses the Asociación Panameña de Ejecutivos de Empresa (Apede), located on Avenida Justo Arosemena, is seeking to become the second building recognized by the council.

The certificate recognizes that the building was constructed in a way that promotes the sustainable management of resources.

Several other buildings are also seeking certification from the council, including the Cresolus Office, the Embassy Garden 8 and Residence Inn by Marriott Panamá, the MMG Tower (which houses the British embassy) and the offices of law firm Morgan & Morgan.

New US Embassy in Panama

New US Embassy in Panama

Giorgio Mazzeo, a real estate consultant, said that there is a trend in Panama to build in an environmentally-friendly manner.

“People are becoming aware of the benefits provided by this type of building,” he said.

(http://www.prensa.com/hoy/english/news_6274.asp)

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