I’m down in D.C. for a few days on a mini-vacation, but I came across two articles discussing smaller cities adopting, and considering, green building standards. Asheville, North Carolina will now require LEED certification for all new city buildings, while Pembroke Pines, Florida, is discussing the feasibility of implementing a city-wide green building standard (which would be the first in the state of Florida).It’s not just big cities like Boston and D.C. that are addressing green building by adopting green standards, and I suspect that 2007 will produce a dramatic increase in the number of smaller municipalities that do so.
Also, here’s an interesting article about a completed LEED Silver condominium project in Silver Spring, Maryland
- Asheville Plans to Go Green (Citizen-Times.com)
- Mayor Hopes Pembroke Pines Will Become Florida’s First “Green” City (Sun-Sentinel.com)
- Condos Where Joiners Get Their Wish (Washington Post)