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Carl Elefante's letter to the editor in the Washington Post about Amazon's Arlington campus ... spot on:
"Amazon's Arlington campus should be exceptional, even inspiring. The updated plans indicate nothing of the sort. For example, Amazon's Arlington campus should, at a minimum and in a way that's consistent with climate mitigation best practices, be designed to net-zero carbon standards, offsetting the thousands of tons of embodied greenhouse-gas emissions that will result from constructing the campus.
Energy efficiency is but one of dozens of ways the Amazon project should be leading by example. After years of anticipation, Amazon's revised plans are profoundly disappointing. If not Amazon, who? If not at its Arlington campus, where? If not now, when?"