Green advocacy group backs bill to require all state buildings meet LEED’s standards
“Green Buildings,” could become a part of local building codes and a recipe for future government buildings. Charles Fishburne reports.
As energy gets more expensive and conservation more important, there is an advocacy group hard at work to spread the word.
Miller: Our purpose in the community is to educate and advocate for green high-performance buildings.
Megan Miller is Executive Director of the Central Virginia Chapter of the US Green Building Council, author of the LEED’s building standards, and among other things, is calling for legislation for all future state buildings to meet that code.
Miller: Senate Bill 832 is a tax-saving and pro-environment bill that requires all new state-owned buildings to be built according to LEED-certified or equivalent standards.
And, the Council is sponsoring a “Green Spaces Design Competition” later this month to help rebuild Richmond’s Manchester area to become a Greener Gateway into South Richmond. It’s all to raise awareness and to begin to change public policy.
Charles Fishburne, WCVE News