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CEO @RickFedrizzi on why @StateDept's new #LEED Platinum Innovation Center in Finland has him so excited:

CEO @RickFedrizzi on why @StateDept's new #LEED Platinum Innovation Center in Finland has him so excited:

To millions of Americans, a U.S. embassy building is a little like one of our national parks or maybe the public library. Even though these places are rarely top-of-mind, nor do we use them on a regular basis, there is comfort in knowing they exist. What’s more, to many Americans the presence of such things on the public landscape says something far greater about how they view themselves and the society in which they find themselves privileged to live. I know. I’m one such guy. To me, a U.S. embassy building in some far-off corner of the globe is a not-so-subtle statement about what the concept of America means and how we want this country to be viewed by the world. It is a visual reminder of so many things we have always held dear as a people – things like world peace, health, sanctuary and prosperity – as well as so many of the things that continue to drive us forward as...

Full article: http://www.usgbc.org/articles/tree-grows-helsinki

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