Tag Archives: Alexandria

Revisions to Alexandria’s Green Building Policies

One of the first real conversations I had through Green Building Law Update was with Erica Bannerman.  Erica was kind enough to ask me a loaded question about Virginia municipalities mandating green building while complying with Dillon’s Rule (turns out, municipalities can’t mandate green building).  I soon found out that Erica is a Senior Environmental Specialist … Continue Reading

Pushing the Limits of Green Building Regulations

Last week, Green Building Law Update wrote about the Dillon Rule and how it is thwarting Virginia cities’ green building regulations. Under the Dillon Rule, the Virginia legislature is empowered with passing building codes, thus preempting city building codes or building regulations. As we detailed, Indiana also follows the Dillon Rule but was successful in … Continue Reading