VA Becomes Twelfth State to Adopt CHPS Criteria

SAN FRANCISCO The Collaborative for High Performance Schools released a new high performance school building benchmark system for use in Virginia, making it the twelfth state in the country to adopt the system.
The program applies to the design and construction of new schools, major modernization and addition projects.
"As the largest school district in Virginia, and the eleventh largest school district in the U.S., Fairfax County Public Schools can have a hu

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Aerospace Research Facility Coming to Virginia Tech

HAMPTON, Va. — Commercial developer Concord Eastridge has been selected by Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University to develop a research facility for the National Institute of Aerospace.
The 57,411-square-foot, highly specialized research facility is designed to further research and graduate education in leading-edge aerospace and atmospheric research.

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Virginia School Earns Gold Certification

ARLINGTON, Va. — The new Washington-Lee High School, a public school in Arlington County, recently received LEED Gold certification — the second public school project in the state to do so.
McDonough Bolyard Peck Inc. of Fairfax, Va., provided construction management for the $85 million replacement. Grimm + Parker Architects of McLean, Va., provided design services, and Hess Construction Co. was the contractor.