28 Jun '11, 1pm

Could Green Building Policy Trump a Federal Decision?

Could Green Building Policy Trump a Federal Decision?

Email This Print Comments Trackbacks Share Link I have been hearing rumblings about federal green building policies that are being reduced or axed in Washington D.C. Now I have a real life example to discuss. Kirk Dryer reported on the story last week, but I think its worth discussing further. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently announced that it would be relocating its headquarters from downtown Kansas City, Kansas to a more rural location in Lenexa, Kansas. The General Services Administration (GSA) was ultimately responsible for the real estate decision as it negotiated the EPA lease. I suggest you read Kaid Benfield's scathing article about the decision if you would like more background. In the end, the GSA made a decision based on cost. It is cheaper to rent in rural Kansas than it is in urban Kansas City. But for smart growth advocates, the decision was...

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