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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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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Charlottesville Business Journal Recognizes Local Award Winners

Charlottesville Business Journal April 5, 2015 EarthCraft Virginia’s Annual Sustainable Leadership Awards have been given to several local residential builders and properties in recognition of their dedication to the advancement of sustainable housing. Southern Development Homes was named Single Family Builder of the Year; a home on Chisholm Place, built by Promethean Homes was named …

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Health-E Communities Inc highlights EarthCraft Virginia on NBC12

Did you miss NBC12’s coverage of Health E Community’s new solar community last week? No worries – we’ve got it for you right here! EarthCraft Virginia is well represented – such a privilege to be involved in this project. NBC12- Richmond, VA News

EarthCraft Virginia Recognizes Virginia’s Premier Home Builders

For Immediate Release April 2, 2014 Contact: Stuart Raper, Director of External Affairs EarthCraft Virginia 804-212-1943  EarthCraft Virginia Announces Winners of the 5th Annual Sustainable Leadership Awards Virginia Builders and Developers Recognized for Leadership in Sustainable Construction in 2013 Richmond, VA – April 2, 2014 – Regional leaders in the advancement of sustainable design …

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Green Valley Builders of Blacksburg wins "green" award from EarthCraft Virginia

  Green Valley Builders of Blacksburg received the Single Family Builder of the Year award at the second annual EarthCraft Virginia awards March 24.   The company was among more than 280 EarthCraft builders and developers recognized at the reception. EarthCraft Virginia provides a certification process for single family and multifamily green housing projects.   …

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Warm Modern Montrose House in Virginia

  Montrose House ended up with a 56 HERS – meaning it’s 44% more efficient that the baseline standard code home – and both EarthCraft and Energy Star certifications, according to Joey Conover, co-owner of Latitude 38.   Read More

Shelter Alternatives builds EarthCraft Platinum home

  Shelter Alternatives of Blacksburg has reached EarthCraft Virginia green building standards on two new houses. Here is a press release from the company:   Local design/build team Shelter Alternatives has received recognition from Earthcraft Virginia for certification of two recently completed homes in the area, one achieving the highest Earthcraft Platinum level of performance. …

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At Summer's End, an Amazing EarthCraft Story

  We’ve just finished the hottest summer since 1895 for the Charlottesville area – with 69 days of temperatures at 90o or higher. For most homeowners, cooling bills have probably set similar records.   Read More  

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