EarthCraft Virginia Announces Award Winners

Virginia Builders and Developers Recognized for Leadership in Sustainable Construction in 2014

Richmond, VA – March 31, 2015 – Regional leaders in the advancement of sustainable design and construction were honored on Thursday as winners of EarthCraft Virginia’s Annual Sustainable Leadership Awards. Winners were announced at the organization’s 6th annual awards ceremony on March 26th at The SunTrust Building in downtown Richmond. The event drew over 100 individuals representing home builders, non-profit and for-profit housing providers and developers, program sponsors, affordable housing advocates and those interested in creating green housing opportunities in Virginia.

Each year, EarthCraft Virginia presents awards in a variety of categories to builders, developers and other stakeholders throughout the region who demonstrate superior dedication to the advancement of sustainable housing. Winners are honored in a variety of categories to cover new construction, renovation, single family, multifamily and more.

Winners were awarded based on projects completed in 2014. This year’s award winners include:

  • Visionary Award: Jim Chandler – Virginia Housing Development Authority
  • Single Family Builder of the Year: Southern Development Homes – Charlottesville, VA
  • Single Family Project of the Year: Home on Chisholm Place, Charlottesville, VA – Promethean Homes
  • EarthCraft Single Family Debut Award: Health E Community Enterprise of VA, Inc. – Williamsburg, VA
  • Multifamily New Construction Project of the Year: Arlington Mill Residences, Arlington, VA – Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing
  • Multifamily Renovation Project of the Year: Greenstone on 5th, Charlottesville, VA – Community Housing Partners
  • Habitat for Humanity Affiliate of the Year: Habitat for Humanity in the Roanoke Valley – Roanoke, VA
  • Special Recognition: Grissom Lane Apartments, Blacksburg, VA – Community Housing Partners
  • Top Ten Most Energy Efficient Homes of the Year 
    • Most Energy Efficient Home of the Year: Home on Louisiana Street, Richmond, VA – Health E Community Enterprise of VA, Inc.
    • #2: Home on Verdi Lane, Mechanicsville, VA – Bain-Waring Builders
    • #3: Home on Louisiana Street, Richmond, VA – Health E Community Enterprise of VA, Inc.
    • #4: Home on Longstreet Lane, Suffolk, VA – Miller Custom Homes
    • #5: Home on Chisolm Place, Charlottesville, VA – Promethean Homes
    • #6: Home on Ridge Street, Charlottesville, VA – Latitude 38
    • #7: Home on 10.5 Street NW, Charlottesville, VA – Latitude 38
    • #8: Home on Cardinal Way, Wirtz, VA – PD&M, Inc
    • #9: Home on Wilkshire Way, Spotsylvania, VA – J. Hall Homes
    • #10: Home on Treetop Ridge Road, Blacksburg, VA – Green Valley Builder

“Our annual Sustainable Leadership Awards recognize the best initiatives in sustainable housing in Virginia over the past year,” says EarthCraft Virginia Executive Director, K.C. Bleile.

In addition to recognizing award winners and nominees, guests heard from Bob Adams of Housing Virginia, Charlie Armstrong of Southern Development Homes, Jim Chandler of Virginia Housing Development Authority, and Laura Lafayette of Richmond Association of Realtors during a panel presentation on “Triple Bottom Line: The Future of Housing.” The panelists discussed 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,” were also reviewed.

“This year, we hosted a panel of industry leaders who discussed study findings that directly confirm EarthCraft program results and engaged in a valuable discussion about the future of housing. It was very exciting to be amongst the state’s cutting edge home professionals and to know that our organization is helping facilitate that change.”

Event sponsors included: Virginia Housing Development Authority, Superior Walls of Central Virginia, American Standard Heating and Air Conditioning, Ferguson, Habitat for Humanity Virginia, LLC, RenewAire, Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development, Housing Virginia, S.B. Cox and Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy.

Meet the winners!

Read the full press release here.

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