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Belgium US Embassy goes Green

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The top-to-bottom makeover is the culmination of several months of work by seven companies that are associates of the Washington, DC based Alliance to Save Energy, a nonprofit organization that promotes energy efficiency worldwide.

The Alliance to Save Energy and the U.S. State Department-affiliated League of Green Embassies today unveil a 111,000 Euros energy-efficiency makeover at the 230-year-old, 16,096.96-square-foot/1,496-square-meter Brussels residence of U.S. Ambassador to Belgium Howard Gutman. The top-to-bottom makeover, which will save energy and money while respecting the residence's historic features and decor, is the culmination of several months of work by seven companies that are Associates of the Washington, D.C.-based Alliance, a nonprofit organization that promotes energy efficiency worldwide. 

The donations from 3M, Danfoss, Johnson Controls, Knauf Insulation, Philips, Schneider Electric and Whirlpool range from insulating window films and energy-use controls to new, energy-efficient heating equipment, kitchen appliances and more than 500 light bulbs. 

Read the whole article on: http://belgium.usembassy.gov/residence-makeover.html

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