Islamabad: American Ambassador David Hale hosted Federal Minister for Energy (Power Division) Awais Ahmad Khan Leghari for a briefing and tour of the American Embassy’s energy sustainability initiatives. The Embassy Chancery, which was completed in 2015, achieved LEED Silver certification by incorporating locally and regionally available materials, maximizing the use of open space, and using recycled water in the facility’s landscape and irrigation system.
Minister Leghari viewed energy-efficient design features, including solar panels, sun shades, and water saving technologies. The Embassy uses an advanced building automation system as the facility’s control center, enabling real-time monitoring of operations to ensure efficient use of electricity and water throughout the compound. Minister Leghari lauded the sustainability features designed to conserve water and reduce the use of electricity, and encouraged Ambassador Hale to share these best practices with Pakistani students and urban planners.