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About pennington99

Member of the Alexandria Environmental Policy Commission and the Waterfront Committee

Healthy Buildings

Attended an interesting lecture today about HEALTHY buildings. Been to lots of talks about green buildings, energy saving etc. etc. but this was about buildings in which occupants thrive. As with schools there was a lot about better performance with … Continue reading

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Eco-City Alexandria: Energy$aver Blog

Be sure to check out Eco-City Alexandria’s Energy$aver Blog. The blog promotes energy awareness to the City of Alexandria. Don’t miss the post on Dominion Virginia Power’s electric vehicle charging station pilot program. Click here to learn more!

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Green Business workshop

New post under Green Business Initiative Tab

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ACPS Gets Another Award

THIRTEEN SCHOOLS RECEIVE ENERGY STAR CERTIFICATION Thirteen Alexandria City Public Schools (ACPS) buildings have earned the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) ENERGY STAR certification in recognition of their ranking in the top 25 percent nationwide for energy efficiency. The ENERGY STAR … Continue reading

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Another award for Alexandria

City of Alexandria Receives Highest Certification for Virginia Municipal League’s Go Green Government Challenge October 6, 2011 News Highlights: · The City was certified at the platinum level, the highest level for local governments · The Go Green Government Challenge … Continue reading

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The EPC for 2011 – 2012

As the EPC moves into the Fall of 2011, the Commission is working on a work plan for the next twelve months. The thrust of the effort will be directed at what we call the 97%. The City’s inventory of … Continue reading

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Why bother?

Looking back, I have spent 36 years of my life trying to improve the lot of my neighbours. Housing, clean air, clean water, the countryside, birds and flowers, the sea. All have come into my ambit of concern, but now … Continue reading

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