Why Work With Us?

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Sustainable practices can protect our living environments. Inside and out.

With over 10 years of experience in sustainable, residential housing, Viridiant is your go-to resource for guidance and support as you make your dream home a green home. As advocates for sustainability, we provide education, consulting and certification that can help builders, businesses and homeowners create structures that are more affordable, more livable and more durable. We’ve already helped hundreds of professionals and thousands of homeowners through the EarthCraft certification program (more details below), and we continue to broaden our reach by evaluating new programs and services to help builders and homeowners alike reach their sustainability goals.

Projects that receive EarthCraft certification meet increased demand in the rapidly expanding green building market. While real estate markets have always been driven by consumer preferences for low-cost, attractive homes and buildings, public concern about resource use and energy efficiency has begun to influence the old equation, and consumers are increasingly interested in eco-friendly homes and workplaces. The EarthCraft program strives to respond to consumer needs by using attractive, efficient and innovative design and construction techniques to provide the features they demand. The EarthCraft brand ensures each project has an independent third party verification, along with meeting the EarthCraft programs stringent criteria.

  • Healthy indoor air quality
  • High standards of energy and water efficiency
  • Reduced resource consumption
  • Savings on maintenance, repairs and utilities

The result? Satisfied consumers, and homes and buildings with more value!

Viridiant is doing more than any other organization as they deal with making residential homes more energy efficient and changing the construction field.

BetterRichmond on the Style Weekly article "How Green is Richmond?" – November 10, 2011

EarthCraft is a very flexible program, which works with all building types and sizes, and the entire Viridiant staff, from the technical advisor to the inspector, truly work as a member of the development team to assist the project to a successful completion!

Adam J. Stockmaster, T.M. Associates, Inc. – December 2013

Richmond Habitat welcomes the expertise of Viridiant’s professional staff and its technical advisors to build healthier and more sustainable, energy efficient homes. They are a true partner in our affordable housing building efforts. For very reasonable fees, they exceed expectations in answering questions and visiting the site to educate the builder on sustainable practices. Their technical support during the design and pre-drywall inspection have helped us lower our HERS ratings to the low 70s/high 60s. In other words, we are building homes that are 30-35% more energy efficient than other new homes built to code. For these reasons, RMHFH builds all of our new homes and all possible remodels to the EarthCraft certification standard.

Jack Thompson, VP of Construction and Land Acquisition, Richmond Metropolitan Habitat for Humanity – January 16, 2014

We have found the EarthCraft home to be another important benefit. This home is roughly 25% larger than our previous one, yet the heating and cooling bills appear to be less than that from our last home. This was a pretty hot summer and we were pleasantly surprised by the utility bills.

Nick and Lynn D’Amato, EarthCraft homeowner (home by Bain-Waring), September 22, 2012

Our experience with Viridiant has been beneficial on many levels from concept of the project to delivery of the completed structure. Bob Congdon, our Technical Advisor, works as a part of our team to ensure correct sealing and insulation with flexibility of schedule to allow the work to proceed unimpeded. We look forward to the commencement of new multifamily projects with Viridiant in November of this year.

Jeff Reynolds, Construction Projects Manager, Better Housing Coalition – April 2, 2014

Thanks for all of your organizations’ help. This being our first job we didn’t know what to expect; however, the efficiency and professionalism exhibited by Phillip, Jeff Sadler, and the other members of your team we worked with led to this experience exceeding our expectations. We are pleased to continue to promote the EarthCraft program and provide a more efficient housing product for our rental clients.

Carl L. Hardee, President of Lawson Realty Corporation – June 3, 2011

Just wanted to drop you a quick note and say that yesterday was one of the best presentations we have had at KBS in awhile. Really a great job and some good things to consider in construction and at my own house.

Worth Bugg, KBS attended a EarthCraft training – January 25, 2012

Working with Viridiant since ’06 has been a wonderful experience, the combination of their knowledge about building science and their goal to make the building industry more efficient and sustainable fits with Green Valley Builders core values and best building practices.

Justin Boyle, CFO/Client Relations & Owner, Green Valley Builders – April 2, 2014

I just wanted to send a quick note to let you know I really enjoyed the training session I attended in Glen Allen last Thursday. I only wish I had thought about all these measures back when I was building. Your knowledge and enthusiasm is very evident as you did a great job of presenting. You and your staff have been extremely helpful and friendly in working with us on our projects. It has not gone unnoticed. Looking forward to partnering with you guys on future projects.

Mark Adams, Multifamily Development Project Manager at People Inc on attending EarthCraft builder training – February 6, 2014

The last 2 years have been a huge learning experience for me and my team it has also impacted our work practices and product in a positive way not to mention we had a blast.

John Stiltner worked on Martinsville Lofts an EarthCraft Multifamily project – February 8, 2012

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