Viridiant Recognized in Top 15 Sustainable Companies in Virginia
Viridiant was recently recognized in L’Autre Couleur’s Top Sustainable Companies series. This campaign is raising awareness for sustainability efforts and development by recognizing the top 15 sustainable organizations in all 50 states plus each Canadian province. Viridiant was included in Virginia’s top 15 due to our work in the sustainable building industry. You can find out more about Viridiant’s lasting environmental, economic, and structurally sustainable impacts by downloading our 2016 annual report.
Visit L’Autre Couleur to check out the complete list of Virginia companies as well as some of our neighbors including Washington, D.C. and Maryland.
Top 15 Sustainable Companies in Virginia
[trx_accordion style=”2″ counter=”off” initial=”1″] [trx_accordion_item title=”Viridiant”]Viridiant is a non-profit organization committed to supporting sustainable building processes through education, consultation, and certification. Through certification programs, including EarthCraft and Viridiant Net-Zero™, Viridiant helps to set a path for sustainable, affordable, energy-efficient construction. Viridiant’s technical experts work as a trusted third party to keep construction on track toward improved efficiency and durability, while making sure your home or development is completed with minimal waste and environmental impact. With the development of new innovative services such as energy monitoring and assessment tools, unbiased consultation on emerging energy topics, and more, Viridiant continues to educate and promote energy efficiency.[/trx_accordion_item] [trx_accordion_item title=”Rivanna Natural Designs”]Rivanna Natural Designs creates awards, plaques, and gifts. They respect natural systems and accept responsibility for the effects of their actions on the environment. They strive to continually improve their understanding of environmental issues and minimize their footprint through responsible forestry, eco-friendly materials, and sustainable business practices. Rivanna produces Viridiant’s EarthCraft plaques. To learn more about Rivanna or purchase an EarthCraft plaque for your certified project, visit www.rivannadesigns.com[/trx_accordion_item] [trx_accordion_item title=”Arcadia Center for Sustainable Food & Agriculture”]Arcadia is a nonprofit organization dedicated to creating a more equitable and sustainable local food system in the Washington, DC area. Based on the historic grounds of Woodlawn Estate in Alexandria, Virginia, thanks to a landmark partnership with the National Trust for Historic Preservation, Arcadia manages four distinct program areas that address a specific need in the community, while collectively engaging consumers, farmers, schools, and institutions. Visit www.arcadiafood.org for more information.[/trx_accordion_item] [trx_accordion_item title=”Conservation Fund”]The Conservation Fund creates solutions that make national environmental and economic sense. It redefines conservation to prove its essential role in our future prosperity. Top-ranked for efficiency and effectiveness, they have worked in all 50 states to protect more than 7.8 million acres of land since 1985. In Virginia alone, the Conservation Fund protects 65,326 acres of land. Visit www.conservationfund.org to learn more.[/trx_accordion_item] [trx_accordion_item title=”Conservation International”]For nearly 30 years, Conservation International (CI) has been protecting nature for the benefit of all. We know that human beings are totally dependent on nature — and that by saving nature, we’re saving ourselves. To that end, CI is helping to build a healthier, more prosperous and more productive planet. They do this through science, policy, and partnerships with countries, communities and companies. Over the years, CI has helped support 1,200 protected areas and interventions across 77 countries, safeguarding more than 601 million hectares of land, marine and coastal areas. Visit www.conservation.org for more information.[/trx_accordion_item] [trx_accordion_item title=”Montfair Resort Farm”]Montfair Resort Farm is a family opened and operated resort in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Their goal is to offer a comfortable environment for those interested in the recreational resources of a place rich in Virginia cultural heritage. They are a relaxed, pet and eco-friendly favorite for locals, travelers and wedding parties looking to enjoy the beautiful surroundings and recreational activities of Albemarle County. They encourage their guests to share their passion for environmental responsibility. This creates a strong community that preserves the natural landscape of their site. Learn more about their green practices at www.montfairresortfarm.com[/trx_accordion_item] [trx_accordion_item title=”eWaste Tech Systems”]eWaste Tech Systems is an environmentally-conscious technology company offering complete IT Asset Lifecycle solutions, data destruction, recycling and refurbishing in a safe and secure manner while creating sustainable jobs and providing high quality training for individuals in challenged communities. Learn more about recycling tech equipment and electronic waste by visiting www.ewastetech.com[/trx_accordion_item] [trx_accordion_item title=”Lumen”]Lumen is at the forefront of changing how people think of and use energy. By working to understand how buildings perform, and the difference that even small changes make, is at the core of Lumen’s mission. Whether incorporating solar power or increasing efficiency through utility conservation programs, Lumen is a pioneer in developing smarter energy choices. Visit www.lumenenergy.com to learn more.[/trx_accordion_item] [trx_accordion_item title=”Above Green”]Above Green works with developers, architects and contractors from all over the United States to achieve sustainable building. A healthy environment and healthy buildings go hand in hand. Check out this environmental consultant’s work across the country by visiting www.abovegreen.com[/trx_accordion_item] [trx_accordion_item title=”Natural Organic Process Enterprises”]Natural Organic Process Enterprises (NOPE) works with companies and institutions throughout central and eastern Virginia to develop food scrap and organics recycling programs. NOPE facilitates the collection and transportation of organic materials to a proper Virginia DEQ permitted composting facility. Learn more at www.nopeva.com[/trx_accordion_item] [trx_accordion_item title=”GreenBlue”]GreenBlue is an environmental nonprofit dedicated to the sustainable use of materials in society. They bring together a diversity of stakeholders to encourage innovation and best practices to promote the creation of a more sustainable materials economy. Learn more at www.greenblue.org[/trx_accordion_item] [trx_accordion_item title=”Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center”]The Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center inspires conservation of the marine environment through education, research, and sustainable practices. The Center is a collaboration between the City of Virginia Beach and the Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center Foundation. The aquarium welcomes over 650,000 guests annually and engages over 50,000 students in marine science activities per year. Learn more at www.virginiaaquarium.com[/trx_accordion_item] [trx_accordion_item title=”Plugless Power”]Plugless Power’s mission is to provide high-power wireless charging products that delight customers through superior convenience and simplicity. Their innovative technology wirelessly energizes your car in about eight hours, which has helped accelerate the adoption of electric vehicles. Visit www.pluglesspower.com to learn more.[/trx_accordion_item] [trx_accordion_item title=”Virginia Living Museum”]The Virginia Living Museum showcases Virginia’s natural and living resources to encourage understanding and protection of our natural world. It is home to more than 250 species of animals found in Virginia including reptiles, mammals, birds and fish. They provide a sanctuary for orphaned, non-releasable or injured animals. Their sustainable practices have certified them as a Virginia Green attraction. Learn more at www.thevlm.org[/trx_accordion_item] [trx_accordion_item title=”SustainFloyd”]SustainFloyd works to leverage and preserve Floyd County’s existing assets and traditional strengths in agriculture and craftsmanship to help build a resilient rural local economy. Project areas focus on localizing their economy, enhancing natural and cultural resources, and advancing issues related to food systems, energy independence, transportation, waste and recycling, and education. Learn more at www.sustainfloyd.org[/trx_accordion_item] [/trx_accordion]
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