Tag Archives: Joan Kelsch

Arlington County Revises Green Building Density Program

[Today we are interviewing Joan Kelsch, an environmental planner for the Arlington County Government.  I first met Joan when she agreed to sit down with me and discuss the Arlington County green building bonus density program.  I really appreciate the green building incentive program put in place by Arlington County.  To learn about changes to the … Continue Reading

How to Regulate Green in Virginia

Last week, we discussed a law in Virginia that prohibits municipalities from creating green building codes or mandates.  In short, Dillon’s Rule only grants to municipalities those powers that are explicitly granted by the state.  The Virginia Code has specifically granted the power to create a building code to the state; municipalities, on the other … Continue Reading