Green was the color of the night at the Embassy of Finland’s celebration of their LEED Gold certification status as the first green embassy in the U.S.
By Julie LaPorte
Built in 1994, the Finnish Embassy was notable from the first for its modernist approach. “It’s an architectural landmark,” said Ambassador Pekka Lintu who was accompanied by his wife Laurel Colless. “And now it’s a green architectural landmark.” He cited Finland’s history of supporting environmental initiatives and spoke proudly of their position as world leaders in the sustainability movement. “We practice what we preach.”