Albemarle County commits to green buildings

Charlottesville TomorrowOn February 7, 2007, the Albemarle County Board of Supervisors received an update on an initiative to foster environmentally friendly or Guv,!E”greenGuv,!Vkj building approaches and actions that could be taken to better support the sustainability goals in the Comprehensive Plan. The Supervisors reached consensus that future County buildings should, pending review of budgetary impacts, be green buildings and pursue a LEED certification. LEED stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design and represents the efforts of a coalition including the US Green Building Council to establish a nationwide standard for constructing Guv,!E”greenGuv,!Vkj buildings. The new library in Crozet is expected to be the next County building designed with this approach. [Read more on Charlottesville Tomorrow’s blog]