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August 2017

Lecture: Zero Energy Housing | Performance and Costs

August 17 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
409 E. Main Street, Richmond, VA 23219 United States
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Join us on August 17th as we discuss findings from a multi-year study of Community Housing Partners’ Grissom Lane Apartments that aims to 1) evaluate the efficacy of a widely used residential energy modeling tool (REM/Rate) to predict energy use in a zero-energy housing development 2) evaluate the cost effectiveness of zero energy housing compared to standard housing. The presentation will unpack quantitative elements; such as predicted vs. observed energy data and zero energy construction costs vs. standard housing costs that could…

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Phase II Submissions Due – A Blueprint for the Future Design Competition

August 18

The Blueprint for the Future features a two-part design competition with the goal to design an affordable, sustainable and accessible home. The completion is open to both students and professionals, and features cash prizes and statewide exposure. The winning design is scheduled to be built in Norfolk, VA. Partners include: Department of Housing and Community Development, The City of Norfolk, Easy Living Virginia, Home Builders Association of Virginia, Viridiant, Virginia Building Code Officials Association and the Virginia Plumbing and Mechanical…

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EarthCraft Building Professional Training

August 24 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
VHDA's Housing Center,
4224 Cox Road, Glen Allen, VA 23060 United States

This 7-hour builder training provides a comprehensive overview of best practices for sustainable construction and design and explores how the EarthCraft program can help you get started in the green building sector. Whether you’re a single-family home builder, developer, architect, HVAC or insulation contractor, property owner/manager, or Housing Development Authority, you’ll learn cost-effective ways to improve the energy efficiency, indoor air quality, comfort and durability of homes, enhancing overall client appeal. Take advantage of this opportunity to learn about the…

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