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Arlington’s New LEED Standards

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Matthew Roberts
BKK Construction & Land Use Newsletter
December 2014

On November 15th, the County Board of Arlington County voted 4-1 to adopt a revised incentives policy for its green building standards.  While technically a “voluntary” component of 4.1 Site Plan applications, the County has long encouraged and planned for new buildings to be LEED certified.  The revised policy includes the following changes:

 Understanding that this change will take time to implement, the revised policy has an “effective date” of September 30, 2015.  Site Plan projects that are accepted by the County Managers office (i.e. officially taken into the County’s Site Plan review process, rather than merely filed for preliminary review) before this date may choose to continue under the current standards.