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Meeting @ Rice Center

It was a pleasure to be invited by Mike Baum, KVB’s Director, to the annual meeting for Keep Virginia Beautiful, held this year at the Rice Center, VCU’s research facility on the James River.  I’d never been to the center before, but was amazed as I drove up…first of all, for the scenic beauty of the site, but also because of the architecture of the building.  The first building to earn Virginia’s highest sustainability/green endorsement, this place is amazing!

Between the solar-powered building to its water reclamation system, this place is a model by which all other public buildings in the state will be judged.  And rightly so!  It was great seeing everyone there, and look forward to a rewarding 2011.  The new site launch is on track for the first quarter…stay tuned, many things in the works!

Here’s a quick panorama I shot with my iPhone (Lisa Clary and Mike Baum in the foreground):