Monthly Archives: July 2010

Sales tax and flooring purchases – are you, and your source, breaking the law?

How does this grab you:

If it’s hard to read, it says “We’re overstocked in laminates. Buy factory direct & pay zero tax!”
There’s no mention of the fact that you have to pay tax no matter what… but it’s up to you to declare it, and you should.

This is a brief post, but I thought you should know the truth.

All the best,


about Chris Moline, LEED AP

Chris is our Residential Group Manager & a US Green Building Council LEED Accredited Professional

Perhaps the most insightful YouTube video outlining LEED ratings and the vital importance of green building… and a bit on China.

The web is full of videos explaining LEED and other green building systems. Some are good, some… not so good. But this one from Gensler’s Andy Cohen has my “LEED AP” vote as a winner.
As Executive Director of the worlds largest global architecture, design and consulting firm Andy is a champion of sustainable design excellence and innovative solutions.
And he speaks from experience having led significant sustainable projects such as the recently completed CityCenter project in Las Vegas, the largest LEED Gold certified project in the world.
In addition, Gensler just completed the 60-story Ritz Carlton Hotel & Residences at LA Live and is designing the LEED Platinum headquarters building at the Port of Long Beach, and Shanghai Tower, the second tallest building in the world, which will be one of the worlds most sustainably advanced buildings.
Once you’ve watched Andy’s TEDTalks presentation, keep going to see a perfect example of what NOT to do… filmed with a Blackberry Curve in my hometown of Bowie, Maryland.

Stay green, for whatever reason you choose.
All the best,


LEED AP green flooring professional in Northern Virgina and DC Metro area

Christopher Moline, LEED AP

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