The recent surge of activity locally and elsewhere towards green building will impact the back-end of the building industry writes Francesco DeParis.
I have written before about the power small-towns will have in the future as the alternative energy/efficiency landscape progresses, and we are now starting to see more “townie” initiative. Charlottesville, VA has put the gears in the motion on LEED requirements for new residential construction. The benefits to mandating this at the town level are many: lower heating/cooling costs, less pull on the local-grid, etc…
Hat-tip: WSJ blog.
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Just wanted to let you all know that I posted an update to the above article here.