Mason & Hanger provided sustainability consulting and mechanical, electrical, and site design services at the U.S. Embassy Campus in Pristina, Kosovo. The site includes numerous sustainability features that integrate energy and water systems. The campus utilizes harvested rainwater and treated effluent to serve as a heat sink for a central ground-source heat pump system. The site is operating at nearly net zero for annual water use and is almost 40% more energy efficient than typical, code-compliant buildings. Mason & Hanger’s design included sustainable criteria for both the building and the site which allowed for its earning of the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) Gold Certification under the U.S. Green Building Council's LEED® for New Construction green building rating system.
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