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McMansion may increase flood risk in resource protected Barcroft (Arlington, VA)

August 4, 2016 Alexander G. Chamandy Arlingtonenvironment

The relatively new owner of 4831 8th Street South has recently filed for a permit to build a new three story house (also known as a McMansion). It’s hard to fathom this monstrosity on our relatively modest Barcroft dead end street. The new home construction will consume the majority of the small 6,000 square foot land […]

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Aircraft Noise Problem in Barcroft Neighborhood

May 11, 2016 Alexander G. Chamandy Arlington

Updated on May 18th, 2016. This is an informational blog post about the growing aircraft noise problem in the Barcroft neighborhood of Arlington, Virginia. This post will be revised and added to as updates become available. The information contained herein is the result of volunteer research efforts. Important updates Recently I was contacted by Petula Dvorak […]

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Increasing energy efficiency in your Arlington, VA home

March 1, 2015 Alexander G. Chamandy Arlingtonenergygreensustainability

As a longtime resident of Arlington, Virginia who is passionate about sustainability, I’ve undertaken many projects to increase the energy efficiency of my home.  Many of the homes in Arlington, including mine, are older and need extra care and attention to improve their energy efficiency. Through some straightforward analysis Arlington home owners can determine which investments make […]

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Blizzard buries Arlington, Virginia under two feet of snow

December 21, 2009 Alexander G. Chamandy events

We were hit by one of the biggest snow storms I’ve ever seen. It shut down the Arlington, Virginia area and most of the surrounding regions.

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