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Sustainable building of the White House in the United States

 

Last weekend, it was my first time to visit the north of the United States. The White House was my first destination and I did much knowledge about The White House.

The White House is located on Pennsylvania Avenue in the downtown area of Washington DC, the official residence and office of the previous president, covering 73,000 square meters.The White House's base is the founding fathers of the United States, the first president George Washington selected, was founded in 1792, 1800 basically completed. Designed by the Irish engineer James Hoben, the White House, based on the style of the English countrymen at the end of the 18th century, is based on the European style of the then-popular Italian architect Plato, using a white Limestone construction. But at the time did not call the White House. The White House was officially named in 1902 by President Theodore Roosevelt. The first host to enter the White House was Adams, the second president of the United States. Afterwards, successive presidents took it as their official residence and became synonymous with the U.S. government. Therefore, the White House is also known as the "Presidential Palace"

The White House is a three-story building with more than 100 offices, consisting of the main building and the east and west wings. One of the most important room is the oval President's Office inside the West Wing. It is spacious and bright with a giant blue carpet on the ground, with the President's emblem on the carpet: 50 stars arranged in a circle and surrounded by an eagle. The U.S. flag and the presidential flag were erected on the two sides of the back of the office. On the front wall is dressed in military uniform, Wei Hong awe-inspiring portrait of Washington, on both sides of the two elegant Chinese porcelain vases. On the wall shelf to the left of the office, there are gifts presented by VIPs from all over the world.

Within a specified time, the White House has more than 10 rooms open to the public, including the East Wing of the White House, the reception room of foreign guests on the ground floor of the main building, the porcelain room, the silver room, the library, the East Hall on the first floor, the Banquet Hall, Blue Hall and Green Hall and so on. It is the only official residence of the head of state in the world, regularly open to the public, attracting a large number of tourists

The first highly publicized green building project in the United States, the "White House Afforestation," began in 1993 and included the refurbishment of the 600,000-square-foot old administrative building opposite the White House. Participating in the project, which consists of architects, engineers, government officials and environmentalists, has drawn national attention and achieved impressive results, including substantial energy cost savings (about 300,000 U.S. dollars per year) and emission reductions 845 tonnes of carbon per year) and significantly reduce the costs associated with water and solid waste. The success of the White House project fostered the federal government's sustainability efforts and prompted the U.S. postal service, the Pentagon, the Department of Energy, and the Government Service Authority to address the sustainability issues within their organization. The National Park Service also has green facilities in several national parks, including the Grand Canyon, Yellowstone, and Denali. The Navy's Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC), the construction unit of the U.S. Navy, started a series of eight pilot projects to address issues of sustainability and energy efficiency. Washington Naval Dockyard The 156,000-square-foot headquarters headquartered in Washington's Naval Dockyard reduces energy consumption by 35% and saves $ 58,000 annually. The Navy's construction department started a series of eight pilot projects to address issues of sustainability and energy efficiency. Washington Naval Dockyard The 156,000-square-foot headquarters headquartered in Washington's Naval Dockyard reduces energy consumption by 35% and saves $ 58,000 annually. The Navy's construction department started a series of eight pilot projects to address issues of sustainability and energy efficiency. Washington Naval Dockyard The 156,000-square-foot headquarters headquartered in Washington's Naval Dockyard reduces energy consumption by 35% and saves $ 58,000 annually.

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Gao, Y. (2019). Sustainable building of the White House in the United States. Retrieved from http://www.bluecommunity.info/view/article/5a726f160cf26bc6ab8f3547

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