Fairfax County, Va., toughens green standards

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The changes were made to reflect updates to green building rating systems.

July 31, 2014

The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors recently strengthened its green building policy, requiring higher standards for residential, retail, office, and other construction projects seeking approval for rezoning. The board’s chairman said that the county’s green building policy is “a major component of our board’s environmental agenda and my own efforts toward making Fairfax County a leader in energy efficiency.” The policy was updated to include changes that have been made in rating systems of green buildings.

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