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Louisa Custom Home Receives Earth Craft Certification

We shared ongoing photos of this amazing Earth Craft build we completed late last year on our Facebook page (hey, go give us a “Like” would you? Thanks!)

This fantastic ultra efficient, low-maintenance home was designed by Nested Design Studio here in Richmond, Virginia.

We recently learned that the Earth Craft Certification process is complete and the home scored a whopping 173 points on the 150 point scale! (Extra points are earned for optional environmentally friendly features such as graywater recycling, edible native, drought resistant landscaping plants, passive solar design and more.)

In addition the home is nearly net-zero, with a HERS Index Rating of only 10!  The incredible energy efficiency was achieved with a number of features:

  • a solar array
  • SIPs and Superior Walls construction
  • energy efficient lighting
  • low flow water fixtures and more.

We are so proud to have made these homeowners’ sustainability goals come true!

Want to learn more about what these numbers are and what they mean in real life terms? Click here!

Looking for an environmentally knowledgeable Virginia contracting firm for your project? Give us a call at 804-368-0589 or use our contact form. We’d love to help you achieve sustainability too!