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Posted on on August 31st, 2010
by Pincas Jawetz (

From: Mary Ling
Date: Sun, Aug 29, 2010
Subject: RE: follow up on the Asia Society.
Dear Pincas,

Thank you for the email.    One of the climate-related initiatives that the
USA Pavilion is focused on is our carbon neutral commitment:

The USA Pavilion will be carbon neutral for the entire six-month duration of
the Expo.

There are three parts to our Carbon Neutral Commitment:

1.  Reduce emissions – building design, green features, and energy
efficiency operations and maintenance measures will reduce emissions.

2.  Carbon footprint – USA Pavilion will calculate its greenhouse gas (GHG)
emissions according to the principles of the leading international GHG
accounting standard.

3.  Offset remaining emissions – the remaining GHGs will be offset or
“neutralized” by purchasing carbon credits from projects in China.

An important goal of the commitment is to demonstrate the USA Pavilion’s
support for sustainability.

We will be purchasing credits from renewable energy, energy
efficiency, and/or carbon sequestration projects in China to meet our
carbon neutral commitment.

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