ATLANTA, Oct. 13, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Commissioning and Green Building Solutions, Inc. (CxGBS), the well-respected Holistic Commissioning ® consultancy group for high-performance buildings, is proud to have national politicians and international diplomats visit the new U.S. Diplomacy Center construction site.
The U.S. Diplomacy Center (USDC) is an addition to the Harry S. Truman Building, the headquarters for the U.S. State Department. The USDC will serve as a museum and educational center, highlighting U.S. diplomacy and the vital role it has played throughout the nation's history. The Center will, with thought-provoking exhibits and dynamic programs, bring the rich story of U.S. diplomacy to life. Visitors can explore the ways global relationships impact the present and shape the future, gain insight into the responsibilities of the Department of State and learn the compelling stories of U.S. diplomats.
A section of the infamous Berlin Wall has been incorporated into the building. The Berlin Wall became a tangible symbol of the Cold War when it was constructed in 1961, sealing off free passage between East and West Berlin for almost 30 years. When the Wall came down in late 1989, it was the visual personification of modern diplomacy at work. The installation drew an influential crowd; attendees included dignitaries from Germany, as well as several noted U.S. politicians and the Honorable John F. Kerry, U.S. Secretary of State.
CxGBS® is providing Holistic Commissioning® services that include building enclosure and energy consuming systems for the USDC. The company began the project in pre-design and assisted with developing the owner's project requirements, commissioning design reviews, and is currently commissioning the building systems during the project's construction phase. How does it feel to have so much attention given to one of their projects? HJ Enck, CxGBS Co-founder, explained, "We are thrilled to be involved in something so significant. It is an honor to be a part of the amazing team that is designing and constructing the USDC – and humbling to know our group will play a role in preserving history for future generations."
To learn more about the U.S. Diplomacy Center visit diplomacy.state.gov
Founded in 2002, by H. Jay Enck, CxAP, HBDP, BEAP, LEED Fellow and Christine Miley, LEED AP O&M, Energy Auditor, Commissioning and Green Building Solutions, Inc. (CxGBS®) is a nationally recognized building envelope commissioning and green building consulting firm that improves a client's ability to build, operate and be good stewards of environmentally-friendly, high-performing buildings. The firm's commissioning and LEED-accredited professionals work with project teams to apply sustainable development principals that reduce risk and lower the total cost of ownership. CxGBS offers a comprehensive suite of high-value service solutions including Sustainable Design Consulting, Holistic Commissioning ®, Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) Guidance and Administration, and Building Forensic Investigation.
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