Monday, June 16, 2014

LEED Certification - Anti-Renewable Energy

Hey, Yupette,

Did you happen to see the presentation by the developer of the residential and office buildings at 1401 Wilson Boulevard at Saturday''s County Board meeting? What a hoot. Any bonus density gimme that could be given by County Government the developer - Monday Properties - received.

Anyone wanting proof that LEED Certification is a huge environmental charade should peruse the 2009 LEED Platinum Certification for 1401 Wilson Boulevard. The developer received 12 points for an 816 vehicle parking garage near a Metro station but would not commit to any on-site renewable energy, including solar water heating for the rooftop swimming pool on the residential building.

LEED is another corporate welfare gimme where 'certification' and massive amounts of 'bonus density' are awarded for building elements that have nothing whatsoever to do with energy efficiency.

L.N. - Rosslyn

15 Comments:

At 16 June, 2014 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I want to know whether using so- called "affordable housing contributions" to concentrate affordable housing into 5 or 6 Arlington neighborhoods is legal.

 
At 16 June, 2014 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ask the Limo Liberal do-gooders from North North Arlington who belong to VOICE.

 
At 16 June, 2014 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

LEED = Cherry Picking Charade. Just like the Pike $treetcar cost/benefit 'analysis'.

 
At 16 June, 2014 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Urban Village Idiots who run the Post have no problem with rush hours that will include vehicles into and out of 816 parking spaces and bicycles into and out of 219 bicycle storage spaces on site.

 
At 16 June, 2014 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes, it's true. A tent can be certified LEED Silver.

 
At 16 June, 2014 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

How about the green plazas surrounded by restaurants and retail? Want to guess how fast the police show up if a couple of residents start tossing a frisbee?

 
At 16 June, 2014 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

What happens if the owner of one of the 219 bicycles tries to ride his or her bicycle on the plaza?

 
At 16 June, 2014 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Has the Graham Family picked a developer to redevelop the Post's headquarters on 15th Street?

 
At 16 June, 2014 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anyone know who the Graham Family has hired to redevelop the Post's 15th Street Headquarters?

 
At 16 June, 2014 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Where are the electric vehicle recharging stations in Arlington? Thanks, Jay, Mary, Walter....for nothing.

 
At 16 June, 2014 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Renewable Energy in Arlington County? WHAT Renewable Energy in Arlington County?

 
At 17 June, 2014 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bicycles get to compete for the street with motor vehicles. Planning...what planning?

 
At 17 June, 2014 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Many electric bicycles and scooters in Arlington...soon. You saw it here first.

 
At 18 June, 2014 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have heard from a motor scooter owner that a number of old scooters will be abandoned when DMV registration becomes mandatory on July 1st.

 
At 18 June, 2014 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Next excuse for the police to harass minorities.

 

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