19 Aug '11, 6pm

Why the D.C. Green Building Act is Fundamentally Flawed and a Solution.

Email This Print Comments Trackbacks Share Link I can’t believe it has come to this. We are just over four months away from January 1, 2012. On that date, the D.C. Green Building Act of 2006 requires that all new construction of non-residential buildings greater than 50,000 square feet be LEED certified. While there are many technical problems with the Green Buildling Act, the very premise of the law is fundamentally flawed. Thankfully, there is a very obvious solution to the Act’s flaws and technical deficiencies. Why is the D.C. Green Building Act Fundamentally Flawed? How can I make this claim? Because the D.C. Government does not understand what a LEED mandate actually entails. I was recently reviewing materials published by the D.C. Department of the Environment (DDOE) regarding the Green Building Act (GBA). One slide caught my attention: Do you see the problem with t...

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