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Tag: Green Building

March 15, 2012

Is the Sky Actually Falling (On Green Building)?

I have spoken on many occasions at Construction Law Musings and elsewhere about the risks and rewards for contractors found in sustainable construction. The rewards were fairly apparent. New markets, government incentives and the desires of owners to be “green” clearly point toward a need …

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January 28, 2010

Progress, Not Perfection

by James Bedell I recently had the opportunity to sit in on an Alcholics Anonymous meeting. Limited Disclosure: Who I was in the meeting for is private, hence the ‘anonymous’ but I will share that I am not in recovery, just an interested, supportive third …

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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 2, 2009

Building Green…The Moral Imperative

by James Bedell As one of the founders and leaders of Build2Sustain I am constantly trying to advocate for the business case for green building renovation. I do this for two reasons, the first, because I believe in it. Efficiency is at the heart of …

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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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