Tag Archives: LEED

Fairfax Animal Shelter Renovated

Alexandria’s Cole & Denny Architects has recently completed a renovation and expansion of the Fairfax County Animal Shelter on West Ox Road. The improvements increased the capacity of the shelter and provided a new community education space and offices for Fairfax County’s Animal Services Division. “This upgraded facility will provide new and improved features ranging […]

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At-Home Getaway: Designing for Net Zero Energy and Raising the Bar

Virginia Beach is one of the most popular getaway destinations in America, but many people make the resort area their home year-round. Yet homeowners know that when you live in the Tidewater region, any new construction or renovation must abide by the Chesapeake Bay Preservation Act, created to protect the bay’s water quality. In 2008, […]

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Virginia Theological Seminary Boasts LEED-Certified Homes

Bright and welcoming, a pair of semi-detached homes on the VTS campus demonstrate the seminary’s commitment to sustainable design.

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Renovate, Repurpose, Renew

Architects can and should lead the way on sustainability—and it starts with our own offices. By Nicholas E. Vlattas, AIA, with Deborah Marquardt

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Architecture’s Engine for Change

Why has it taken 40 years for us to fully embrace the tenets of sustainability? By Nicholas E. Vlattas, AIA and Deborah Marquardt

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