Paladino and Company Selected by U.S. Department of State to Provide Sustainability Expertise for Embassy Buildings

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Green building leader is awarded IDIQ contract focused on creating climate neutral facilities.

Paladino and Company (Paladino), a pioneering sustainability and green building consulting firm, announced that it has been selected by The U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations (OBO) to perform a range of consulting services solely for the purposes of creating more sustainable and energy efficient embassy buildings worldwide. The company was chosen as one of only two firms from a field of 35 competitors.

Paladino will provide expertise in areas such as strategic sustainability planning and reporting, net zero energy and water studies, carbon reduction analysis and lifecycle cost analysis, among others, over a five-year period through an indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract valued at up to $500,000 per year. The work will be led by Paladino with support from its partner firm H&A Architects and Engineers, located in Richmond, VA.

The U.S. government will leverage Paladino’s advanced green building and sustainability technical expertise in support of its long-term commitment to achieve climate-neutral operations overseas, work which is overseen by OBO and funded through the Embassy Security, Construction and Maintenance (ESCM) appropriation, with responsibility for providing U.S. Diplomatic and Consular missions overseas with secure, safe, and functional facilities.

In 2012, OBO stated that it had achieved LEED certification for over a dozen diplomatic facilities as part of this commitment, and continues to integrate sustainability into standard planning, design, and construction practices for upgraded and new embassy buildings. An important part of the contract will include helping OBO develop advanced renewable energy strategies coupled with rigorous reporting mechanisms that help it understand and share how well it is meeting the climate neutrality goal.

The Department of State’s announcement regarding this selection can be found at http://www.state.gov/r/pa/prs/ps/2012/08/196449.htm.

About Paladino and Company
Paladino and Company, Inc. (http://www.paladinoandco.com) is an internationally recognized sustainability and green building consulting firm that helps organizations align business growth with the long-term health and vitality of the planet. The firm’s specialized team of architects, engineers, and business analysts work collaboratively with building owners and their teams to create high performance green buildings and companies, resulting in environmentally responsible development and reduced total cost of ownership.

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