News Americas Now, New York, New York, June 26, 2014: A new embassy opened this week in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, The embassy is situated on 16 acres of land in the Altos de Arroyo Hondo section of Santo Domingo.

The $193 million project incorporates numerous sustainable features to conserve resources and reduce operating costs, including a 345 kilowatt (kW) photovoltaic array, light-emitting diode (LED) site lighting, and water reuse from an on-site wastewater treatment plant to irrigate site plantings.

The building was dedicated by Under Secretary for Management Patrick F. Kennedy, U.S. Ambassador to the Dominican Republic James Brewster, and Principal Deputy Director of the Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations Heather Townsend alongside local officials on Tuesday June, 24.

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