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File #: 18-7925    Name: Resolution to Establish a Green Building Policy Update Task Force
Type: Resolution Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 7/20/2018 In control: City Council Legislative Meeting
On agenda: 9/11/2018 Final action:
Title: Consideration of a Resolution to Establish a Green Building Policy Update Task Force [ROLL-CALL VOTE]
Attachments: 1. 18-7925_Attachment 1 _ Resolution, 2. 18-7925_PC Memo re GB Task Force, 3. 18-7925_Presentation, 4. 18-7925_After Items, 5. 18-7925_After Items 2
City of Alexandria, Virginia
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MEMORANDUM



DATE: SEPTEMBER 5, 2018

TO: THE HONORABLE MAYOR AND MEMBERS OF CITY COUNCIL

FROM: MARK B. JINKS, CITY MANAGER /s/

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Consideration of a Resolution to Establish a Green Building Policy Update Task Force [ROLL-CALL VOTE]
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ISSUE: Consideration of a resolution to establish the Green Building Policy Update Task Force.

RECOMMENDATION: That City Council:

(1) Approve the attached resolution establishing the Green Building Policy Update Task Force ('Task Force'); and

(2) Authorize the City Manager to appoint the 13 members of the Task Force.

BACKGROUND: The City's current Green Building Policy was adopted by City Council in 2009 as a result of policy research, the latest work at that time by third-party green building certification entities, and the efforts of the Green Building and Sustainable Development Working Group ('2009 Working Group'). This group was tasked with providing guidance on a policy establishing standards for green building in new development. The 2009 Working Group consisted of 29 members, including environmental advocates/technical experts, development industry professionals and City staff.

City Council has approved an update to the Green Building Policy as a priority in the FY 2019 Long-Range Planning Work Program. As with the previous green building policy effort, it is proposed that a Task Force be established to provide guidance to staff in development of an updated policy.

DISCUSSION: The purpose of the Task Force is to provide guidance on the 2019 Green Building Policy update, considering topics such as:

? increasing LEED or equivalent third-party green building certification standards for new private development and establishing separate standards for new public development;
? prioritizing specific green building elements;
? incorporating incentives to promote green building;
?...

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