EarthCraft Virginia Announces Award Nominees


March 24, 2015

Contact: Stuart Raper, Director of External Affairs
EarthCraft Virginia

EarthCraft Virginia Recognizes Virginia’s
Premier Home Builders
6th Annual Sustainable Leadership Award
Nominations Announced

Richmond, VA – March 24, 2015 – EarthCraft Virginia is proud to announce the nominees for the 6th Annual EarthCraft Virginia Sustainable Leadership Awards, the organization’s yearly awards presentation to recognize Virginia leaders in the adoption of green, sustainable housing. Nominees will be recognized and winners will be announced at the awards ceremony, being held on March 26th at 4:00 p.m. at The SunTrust Building in downtown Richmond. The event promises to draw roughly 150 individuals representing non-profit and for-profit housing providers and developers, EarthCraft sponsors, affordable housing advocates and those interested in creating green housing opportunities in Virginia.

In addition to recognizing award winners and nominees, this year’s event features a panel discussion, “Triple Bottom Line: The Future of Housing,” moderated by Bob Adams of Housing Virginia and featuring panelists Charlie Armstrong of Southern Development Homes, Jim Chandler of Virginia Housing Development Authority, and Laura Lafayette of Richmond Association of Realtors. The panelists will discuss their perspectives on economic, social and environmental trends within the housing industry covering the single family and multifamily markets, affordable housing, public policy and more. The findings of the recent Housing Virginia study, “The Impact of Energy Efficient Design and Construction on LIHTC Housing in Virginia,” will also be reviewed.

Awards and nominations were selected based on projects completed in 2014. This year’s award categories and nominees include:

  • Single Family Builder of the Year

    • Bain-Waring Builders – Richmond, VA
    • Green Valley Builders – Blacksburg, VA
    • Southern Development Homes – Charlottesville, VA
  • Single Family Project of the Year

    • 7540 Verdi Lane, Mechanicsville, VA – Bain-Waring Builders
    • 4721 Louisiana Street, Richmond, VA – Health E Community Enterprise of VA, Inc.
    • 102 Chisholm Place, Charlottesville, VA – Promethean Homes
  • EarthCraft Single Family Debut Award
    • Health E Community Enterprise of VA, Inc. – Williamsburg, VA
    • R. E. Collier, Inc. – Builder – North Chesterfield, VA
    • Rockbridge Habitat for Humanity – Lexington, VA
  • Multifamily New Construction Project of the Year

    • Arlington Mill Residences, Arlington, VA – Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing
    • Cedar Grove Apartments, Virginia Beach, VA – Virginia Beach Community Development Corporation
    • Timberlake Place Apartments, Charlottesville, VA – Jefferson Area Board for Aging
  • Multifamily Renovation Project of the Year

    • Clinch View Manor, Arlington, VA – People Inc.
    • Greenstone on 5th, Charlottesville, VA – Community Housing Partners
    • Timberlake Place Apartments, Charlottesville, VA – Jefferson Area Board for Aging
  • Habitat for Humanity Affiliate of the Year

    • Habitat for Humanity of Northern Virginia – Arlington, VA
    • Habitat for Humanity in the Roanoke Valley – Roanoke, VA
    • Richmond Metro Habitat for Humanity – Richmond, VA
  • Most Energy Efficient Home of the Year

    • 4721 Louisiana Street, Richmond, VA – Health E Community Enterprise of VA, Inc.
  • Visionary Award

    • To be announced on March 26th 

Event sponsors include: Virginia Housing Development Authority, Superior Walls of Central Virginia, American Standard Heating and Air Conditioning, Ferguson, Habitat for Humanity Virginia, HVAC by JM, LLC, RenewAire, Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development, S.B. Cox and Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy. For more details, click here.

About EarthCraft Virginia
EarthCraft Virginia, a 501c3 non-profit, was established in 2006 in partnership with the Home Builders Association of Virginia and Southface Energy Institute with assistance from the Virginia Community Development Corporation. The EarthCraft program, originally founded in 1999 by non-profit Southface and the Greater Atlanta Home Builders Association, serves as a blueprint for energy and resource efficient homes built in the Southeast. Throughout the Southeast, the program has certified over 8,000 homes and 25,000 multifamily dwelling units. For more information on EarthCraft or EarthCraft Virginia, please visit

EarthCraft Virginia’s partners include Southface Energy Institute, the Home Builders Association of Virginia, Habitat for Humanity of Virginia, and Virginia Housing Development Authority.

View the press release here.
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