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 […]



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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Public meeting on East Falls Church Metro development tonight

April 29, 2010 Alexander G. Chamandy Arlington

Tonight there will be a public meeting in Arlington, Virginia about the East Falls Church development plans at the Tuckahoe Elementary School starting at 7:00 pm. In a nutshell, the county plan is to remove all 422 METRO parking spaces in the Park and Ride lot and erect buildings up to 12 stories tall in their place. The proposal provides for as many as 550 residential units and up to 150,000 square feet of retail space.


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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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