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Charlottesville Leaders Turn One House Green

By: Sara Ross Email
By: Sara Ross Email

May 13, 2009

Charlottesville leaders are unveiling a new project that they hope will serve as the model for green building in the city for decades.

City leaders say they're forming a partnership with five organizations to retrofit an old house on Ridge Street and make it as green as possible. The idea behind the project is to have the finished product become a model for everyone else to follow.

Charlottesville leaders met Wednesday morning in front of the house to talk about the project. Experts from the University of Virginia, PVCC, Dominion Virginia Power, Environment Virginia, and the Virginia Energy Project will help with the retrofit. City officials say they hope their efforts to take an existing structure and make it green will inspire others to do the same.

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