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Office Building Planned for Realtors Association

Work will begin soon on an office building for the Prince William Association of Realtors, which is the largest trade association in the county, according to theWashington Business Journal. The 15,000-square-foot building in Woodbridge, Va., will serve the association’s 2,300 realtors and 150 affiliates. The office building is the first of the planned seven-building office park at Reid’s Prospect, which

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Elected Officials Show Interest in EnviroCenter

The EnviroCenter, a renovated 1905 farmhouse in Jessup, Md., has been garnering attention for its environmentally innovative features, according to theThe Baltimore Sun. During a recent tour, Sen. Benjamin Cardin (D-Md.) and Howard County Executive Ken Ulman were impressed with the claims that the center’s methods could significantly reduce construction costs, leading to new opportunities to make money and spur

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Virginia Residents are Inspired by Green Roof System

Albemarle County’s green roof system, which covers 9,000 square feet of the Albemarle County Office Building and recently celebrated its three-year anniversary, has influenced others to consider green roof systems. The roof is part of the Albemarle County Green Roof Project and was completed in July 2005, using 9,000 sedum plants. The roof system, which reduces heating and cooling costs

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The Washington, D.C. Region Experiences Job Growth

Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments (MWCOG), which recently conducted a five-year review of the economy in the Washington, D.C., region, found that the area has experienced new construction, job growth and more residents, according to theĀ Washington Business Journal. Between 2003 and 2007, the region added more than 182,000 jobs and more than 275,000 residents. Fairfax County led in labor force

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