February Green Drinks

Please join us on Thursday February 20th from 5:30-7:30PM at the future home of Patrick and Margaret Anne Powers located at 3200 Floyd Avenue.

Honor’s Corner, built in 1910 and named for its first owner and resident, Honor B. Patterson, occupies a corner of Floyd and Auburn Avenues in the City of Richmond.  The century old home had fallen into a state of disrepair and was facing a foreclosure when the Powers purchased the house to renovate it into an environmentally friendly residence.  Patrick and M.A. are pursuing certifications by EarthCraft and the USGBC’s LEED program.  Construction began in May, 2013 and it expected to be complete in spring of 2014.

Some of the unique features contributing to the home’s sustainability and energy efficiency include geothermal heating and cooling, specialized insulation, FSC certified wood products, reclaimed timbers for walls, floors and cabinetry, triple pane windows and doors, reflective roofing material, water saving plumbing fixtures and appliances, energy star rated lighting, fixtures and appliances, storm water runoff prevention and native plant landscaping.

We will have a tour of the house, meet folks who have worked on the project and enjoy light snacks and drinks.

If you wish to become familiar with the home ahead of time you can do so by visiting the Powers’ blog: www.shiftingcorners.wordpress.com