The Alexandria, Virginia community is invited to provide input on draft recommendations updating the City’s 2009 Green Building Policy and draft actions for the Green Building Chapter of the 2040 Environmental Action Plan (EAP). The proposed policy and draft EAP actions related to Green Building will be considered by the Planning Commission on June 4 and the City Council on June 22. Public comments can be submitted through Wednesday, May 15 via AlexEngage.
Working with City staff since November 2018, the Green Building Policy Task Force has been considering topics such as increasing LEED and equivalent third-party green building certification standards for new private development and establishing separate, higher, standards for new public development; prioritizing specific green building elements; incorporating incentives to promote green building; and introducing green building standards for existing buildings and for small buildings not subject to site plan review. Proposed EAP actions relate to promoting green building practices throughout the city until 2040. A GREAT example of green building in Alexandria is AlexRenew’s new administration building.