Solar Idea House receives award

RICHMOND, VA. — James River Air Conditioning Co. Inc.’s Solar Idea House received the Single Family Project of the Year award at the second annual EarthCraft Awards held on March 24 at The Willow Oaks Country Club here.

The Single Family Project Award is in recognition of the project that demonstrates the most outstanding levels of green building including energy efficiency, resource conservation, durability and sustainability. As an EarthCraft Virginia Builder Member, James River Air Conditioning Co. Inc. of Richmond’s “Solar Idea House” was the greenest home of the 302 EarthCraft homes certified in 2010 throughout Virginia.

The Solar Idea House is available for viewings by contacting James River Air Conditioning Co. Inc. at (804) 358-9333.

The awards reception drew more than 150 individuals representing nonprofit and for profit housing providers and developers, program sponsors, affordable housing advocates and those interested in creating green housing opportunities in Virginia. The reception recognized more than 220 EarthCraft Builders and 60 developers throughout the Commonwealth.

State Director David Hallock was in attendance, and Don Ritenour, Virginia Housing Development Authority’s Managing Director of Development, delivered the keynote address and accepted the Visionary Award on behalf of VHDA.

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