IRA Home Rebates are on the Horizon!

For the last year, Viridiant staff has worked with your support to promote consumer-friendly, building science-based strategies to include in Virginia’s deployment of the home energy rebate programs funded by the IRA. Rebates were first announced in August 2022 and should be available to Virginia consumers in 2025. The rebates are split into two buckets: technology …

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Happy Earth Day 2022!

At Viridiant, we are building the science of sustainability through environmental, economic, and structural initiatives. We are constantly looking to improve the built environment, making residential homes more energy efficient and changing the construction industry with innovative green technologies. Viridiant is one of the largest green building implementers in the country, and we are focused …

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Viridiant to continue Circuit Rider work to implement the 2018 Energy Code

Viridiant is proud to announce that shared funding from the Southeast Energy Efficiency Alliance (SEEA) and the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) has been granted to build upon the 2020 Circuit Rider program. With the expansion of the circuit rider program, 10 jurisdictions in the Commonwealth of Virginia will receive complimentary technical assistance, Manual J review, …

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SolarizeRVA Helps the Richmond Region go Solar

SolarizeRVA Helps the Richmond Region go Solar By: Andrew Grigsby, Energy Services Director Do you have one of these (pictured left)? I bought this one in 1996, and it still works just fine. That’s right, 24 years old, and those tiny solar panels still power out trigonometry and lots of other things I still don’t …

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Remembering the 2020 RESNET Conference

As members of Viridiant staff continue to work remotely, we look back on our experiences at the annual RESNET Conference in February. The RESNET Building Performance Conference provides a diverse and dynamic opportunity for HERS raters to obtain usable solutions in an evolving industry. Viridiant staff attends every year to network with like-minded professionals and …

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Virginia Residential Energy Code Field Study Report Released!

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Building Energy Codes Program is conducting a series of research studies investigating building energy code implementation to assist states in measuring energy code compliance and to identify areas of focus for future education & training initiatives. Southeast Energy Efficiency Alliance (SEEA) led the initiative in Virginia and provided funding for Viridiant to …

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Award Finalists Honored at the Building Sustainability Conference & Awards

On Thursday, April 25th, regional leaders in the advancement of sustainable design and construction were honored at Viridiant’s Building Sustainability Conference & Awards. The annual event highlighted efforts to build sustainability in our communities and infrastructure with a focus on health, resilience, and innovation. This year’s event aimed to educate and recognize innovative solutions of …

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Habitat for Humanity Volunteer Day with DMME

Viridiant staff recently visited a single-family home under renovation by Richmond Metropolitan Habitat for Humanity and were joined by volunteers from the Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals, and Energy (DMME). The home is a 1,200 square foot cape-cod built in 1969 and located just outside the Randolph neighborhood in Richmond, VA. Like many Habitat homes, …

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House of Pressure

Developed by EarthCraft Technical Advisor Anthony Cox, the House of Pressure is a nationally recognized prop used to visually demonstrate home performance testing using pressure diagnostics. It’s a useful tool to show stack effect and the movement of pollutants through homes. Attendees of our lecture on Oct. 11, 2018, Managing HVAC in High Performance Buildings, …

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EarthCraft Home Featured in Williamsburg Yorktown Daily

WYDaily.com recently featured an EarthCraft home built in 2010 by Joe Terrell, which is still proving to be comfortable, durable, and energy efficient. The homeowners, Mary Rogers and Ron Shafer, wanted an environmentally-friendly, cost-efficient house. They are “constantly in awe of the quietness of their home — no loud air handler noises or creaky windows or …

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