This highly energy efficient neocolonial home in Virginia has been the subject of much praise. The Washington Post has taken note and named it House of the Week. The home’s designers focused their efforts on creating a home with the smallest post construction environmental impact on the site possible. Those efforts paid off with a site that retains more storm water runoff than before construction.
In addition to being topped with a LiveRoof system, the home also uses recycled drywall, sub-floor, and insulation to reduce the construction’s impact. To give residents a healthier, more comfortable living experience, designers chose paint free of volatile compounds and pre-finished flooring. As a result of this innovative design strategy, the home was awarded a gold-level National Building of Home Builders rating.