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December 18, 2009

Views on Thoughtful Sustainability

by Christopher Hill As I thought about my good friend Eeyore, and my prior post (and borderline obsession with children’s characters (a totally different issue)), I realized that many can (and sometimes do) take my attitudes and penchant for baby steps as skepticism toward the …

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November 11, 2009

Risks for a Sustainable Future (or How Eeyore Would See Green Construction)

by Christopher Hill I am sitting here looking out at a wet, dark and windy day here in Richmond, VA.  In many ways I can relate to the clouds.  As an attorney I almost always feel like I am raining on the “sustainable building” parade.  …

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September 25, 2009

Why Build Green in Virginia? It Just Make Sense

Lately terms such as LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) and Green Building have been thrown about in the press, by politicians, and by local zoning and building officials in Virginia.  Nationally, the Obama administration has shown support for green building. The Richmond, Virginia …

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September 21, 2009

LEEDing to Unintended Consequences – The Ghost of LEED Future

by  Timothy Hughes The USGBC has imposed extended reporting requirements as part of its minimum program requirements for LEED. It appears the extended reporting already adopted may only be an initial step. We may see extended reporting requirements backed up by decertification; we may see …

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