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June 2017

Lecture: EarthCraft House Site-Visit and Summer Social

June 15 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Join Viridiant and the Home Builders Association of Richmond’s EarthCraft Builders Council on June 15th as we take a closer look at 11500 Grey Oaks Estates Run, a newly-constructed, EarthCraft-certified home with an impressive HERS index of 52. A number of efficiency improvements contributed to this low HERS index, including a conditioned crawl, R-5 structurally insulated sheathing (SIS), a high efficiency furnace, and tankless gas water heating. A tight building envelope and tight ductwork also helped to make this a highly efficient…

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August 2017

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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