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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$5M renovation wraps up at William Byrd

  RichmondBizSense – Jonathan Spiers – March 23, 2017 A nearly century-old building that’s spent the past two decades as senior apartments has been brought into the 21st century with a $5 million upgrade. City officials and firms involved in the 18-month renovation of the William Byrd building, the 11-story former hotel across West Broad Street from the Science Museum …

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Support HB 1565

Local Tax and Regulatory Incentives; Green Development Zones

HB 1565 is a by-partisan bill patroned by Del. Webert and co-patroned by Del. Keam that enables municipalities to elect local tax and regulatory incentives for Green Development Zones. EarthCraft certification is a pathway provided to meet that designation. As we’ve seen with The Impact on Energy Efficient Design and Construction on LIHTC in Virginia, the EarthCraft family of programs effectively achieves real energy savings. Green development zones, often refered to as “eco-districts” can leverage economic development dollars to attract sustainable businesses and grow green jobs.

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Going Green to the Max

The Free Lance-Star of Fredericksburg, VA featured an EarthCraft Builder in their article Going Green to the Max. The article takes a look at a custom EarthCraft home built by Jeff Hall of J. Hall Homes. Energy-efficient and sustainable features include geothermal heating and cooling, solar PV, air sealing, and energy recovery ventilators (ERVs). “To …

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Free Bulletin: Benchmarking

People quantify many aspects of the world around them – from the fuel economy of vehicles to their heart rate while exercising. Benchmarking has become increasingly commonplace, but it has lagged behind in the building sector even though it is easier to do than many might think. In this bulletin, we show how to get …

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Stony Point Design/Build Prepares for Sales of the First—and Only—Earthcraft Multifamily Condominium in Charlottesville

Stony Point Design/Build Prepares for Sales of the First—and Only—Earthcraft Multifamily Condominium in Charlottesville with the Announcement of A New Director of Sales and Marketing Cvilletomorrow.org, Tuesday, August 30, 2016 at 8:40 a.m. CHARLOTTESVILLE, Virginia, August 30, 2016—Stony Point Design/Build prepares for sales of the only EarthCraft Multifamily condominium in Charlottesville with the announcement of a new Director …

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Free Bulletin: Planning for Resilient and Sustainable Buildings

A resilient building is also a sustainable building. Buildings that do not need replacement or significant repairs after a disaster are more sustainable by nature. More critically, resilient buildings provide a safe shelter to their occupants during adverse weather events and following days. Download the FREE bulletin from August’s lecture which provides resources to help building owners perform …

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RTD: Central Virginia market for new home sales continues recovery

Central Virginia market for new home sales continues recovery By CAROL HAZARD Richmond Times-Dispatch The central Virginia market for new homes continues to recover, according to a midyear report released Monday morning by the Home Building Association of Richmond and Commonwealth Partnerships, a Henrico County-based marketing firm. New home closings in the region rose 7 …

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Announcing August, October and December Lectures

Viridiant is excited to share topics and launch registration for the remaining lectures in 2016 taking place in August, October and December. These lectures will cover a variety of topics including resiliency and benchmarking as well as balancing energy efficiency, historic preservation and affordability with an applied site-visit. In order to continue offering this educational …

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Winter Newsletter

In case you missed it, our Winter Newsletter is hot off the press with strategic updates, information on upcoming events, an article on the true cost of owning an EarthCraft home, and more! Click here or on the image below to check it out.

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