EarthCraft Virginia Recognizes Virginia’s Premier Home Builders

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March 26, 2013
Contact: Stuart Raper, Director of External Affairs
EarthCraft Virginia


EarthCraft Virginia Recognizes Virginia’s Premier Home Builders 
4th Annual Sustainable Leadership Award Nominations Announced

Richmond, VA – March 26, 2013 – EarthCraft Virginia is proud to announce the nominees for the 4th 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 28th 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.


Since EarthCraft Virginia’s adoption in 2006, residential green building efforts in Virginia have far surpassed national averages. EarthCraft Virginia has certified over 1,800 homes and almost 10,000 multifamily dwelling units to date, and the presentation of the Sustainable Leadership Awards is a celebration of all those who have helped make these numbers possible.


Mike Hawkins, AICP, PhD, Managing Director of Community Outreach at Virginia Housing Development Authority, will deliver the keynote address. Hawkins will share his perspectives on current trends and opportunities within Virginia’s housing market, speaking specifically to the importance of partnerships and the critical role that EarthCraft plays in the advancement of high quality, affordable housing.


Awards and nominations were selected based on projects completed in 2012. This year’s award categories and nominees include:


Single Family Builder of the Year

-Better Housing Coalition – Richmond, VA

-J. Hall Homes, Inc. – Fredericksburg, VA

-Southern Development Homes – Charlottesville, VA


Single Family Project of the Year

-3441 Little Hunting Creek Drive, Alexandria VA – Daffan Homes

-310 6th Street, Charlottesville, VA – Latitude 38, LLC

-1628 Matthews Street, Richmond, VA – MDA Homes, LLC


Multifamily New Construction Project of the Year

-The Jefferson Union, Wytheville, VA – Wytheville Redevelopment & Housing Authority

-The Crossings at Fourth & Preston, Charlottesville, VA – Virginia Supportive Housing

-Piedmont Lane, Fauquier County, VA – Windy Hill Foundation and TM Associates Management, Inc.


Multifamily Renovation Project of the Year

-Lynchburg High Apartments, Lynchburg, VA – Lynchburg Covenant Fellowship

-Riverside Place Apartments, Abingdon, VA – People, Inc.

-Colonial Village, Arlington, VA – Wesley Housing Development Corporation and Wiencek & Associates


Multifamily Developer of the Year

-GEM Management – Charlotte, NC


Multifamily Contractor of the Year

-Community Housing Partners – Christiansburg, VA


Habitat for Humanity Affiliate of the Year

-Habitat for Humanity in the Roanoke Valley – Roanoke, VA

-Hanover Habitat for Humanity – Mechanicsville, VA

-Almost Heaven Habitat for Humanity – Franklin, WV


Most Energy Efficient Home of the Year

-310 6th Street, Charlottesville, VA – Latitude 38, LLC


Visionary Award

-To be announced on March 28th


Event website

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 House 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 17,000 multifamily dwelling units. For more information on EarthCraft or EarthCraft Virginia, please visit and

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

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