AIA Northern Virginia
Forum on Green Building Practices
February 28

At Alexandria Renew Enterprises, 6th Floor, Ed Semonian Board Room, 1800 Limerick Street, Alexandria, VA 22314.

In association with the City of Alexandria Green Building Policy update, the City of Alexandria is holding a public education event to promote discussion of green building practices. The forum, which will include a presentation and panel discussion, is intended to encourage local builders, developers, designers, and residents to explore the complexities and challenges of the green building development and design review process and to engage in a constructive community dialogue about the ways that future public and private and small-scale residential properties can incorporate the basic principles of green building design.


Community members will have the option of attending in person or participating online through a LiveStream link posted on the project web page. For planning purposes, please RSVP for the event, although anyone may attend without having previously RSVP’d.

An event agenda, speaker and panelist bios, as well as information about the City’s Green Building Policy Update will be available on the City’s website.

• Participants will discuss the City of Alexandria’s Green Building Policy and the U.S. Green Building Council LEED® program, using the Alexandria Renew Enterprises (AlexRenew) Environmental Center as an example of the first building in the City to achieve LEED Platinum under the LEED program’s New Construction category.

• Participants will engage in a community dialogue about green building best practices, the role of the local design review board’s design and sustainability guidelines, and the ways that future public and private projects can incorporate the basic principles of green building design.

• Participants will consider the building as a resource and how AlexRenew uses it to educate the community on building innovation, sustainability, and water conservation.

• Participants will review performance highlights of the facility, including the building’s energy use from renewable sources, the construction products derived from recycled materials, and a 36-percent reduction in potable water use..

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