On Thursday, April 19th, just three days before Earth Day, J. Hall Homes was honored at Viridiant’s Sustainable Leadership Awards, receiving the “Single Family New Construction Project of the Year” award.

The annual awards recognize the region’s premiere developers, builders, architects, government officials and other industry professionals for their work in advancing the benefits of sustainable building through the EarthCraft family of green building programs. J. Hall Homes, Inc. was honored on Thursday evening at a ceremony in downtown Richmond which brought together close to 200 individuals representing home builders, non-profit and for-profit housing providers and developers, affordable housing advocates and those interested in creating green housing opportunities in Virginia. Awards were presented in a variety of categories to cover new construction, renovation, single family homes, multifamily housing and more.

This unique French Country custom home entitled “Zephyr Manor” is just under 9,000 square feet, with 5 ½ bathrooms and 5 bedrooms, an exceptional dwelling in many different ways. This home features two gourmet kitchens, boasts 10 and 12 foot ceilings, stunning outdoor living including a custom pool and pool house, “age in place” design, finished basement, sauna, fitness room, three car garage, oversized dog shower, open stairwell, formal office space, open concept living, and much more. With an outstanding footprint, builder Jeff Hall and his team of subcontractors and suppliers were able to achieve an incredibly low HERS Score of 12, which included both Geothermal Heating and Cooling and Photovoltaic Solar Panels! With this project, Jeff has proven once again that building a spacious, elegant, and luxurious home in a sustainable way is highly achievable! In addition to this prestigious award, J. Hall Homes, Inc. was also honored with more distinguishing awards for building three of the Top Ten High Performance Homes of 2017, placing #2, #8, and #9 in this category.

“Each year, our nominees and winners amaze us with their cutting edge projects that are transforming today’s housing market and serve as proof that the science of sustainability can deliver a housing future that is more affordable, more durable and more livable. This year is no exception,” said KC Bleile, Executive Director of Viridiant. “It is truly our honor to recognize the work of these dedicated teams and their passion for high performance home building.”

For more information about the 9th Annual Sustainable Leadership Awards, visit http://www.viridiant.org/aboutus/events_annual/viridiant-sustainable-leadership-awards/

About J. Hall Homes, Inc.

Known for its solid reputation and award winning homes, J. Hall Homes is one of Fredericksburg’s most preeminent design-build home builders. For over 20 years, Jeff Hall has brought homebuilding style, green homes, quality and integrity to Fredericksburg and the surrounding areas. Jeff’s smart and striking designs demonstrate his excellence in art, high aptitude for creativity and ability to exemplify the true vision and heart of the homeowner. J. Hall Homes, Inc. design-builds distinctive single-family homes and is a leader in the art of design and construction, balancing innovation and practicality to create homes of striking beauty and exceptional value. Jeff works at the industry forefront, incorporating modern construction techniques, materials, green building, and building systems for high quality, energy efficient homes.

About Viridiant

Viridiant is a non-profit organization committed to supporting sustainable building processes through education, consultation and certification. Through these efforts, Viridiant helps to set a path for businesses and homeowners to create structures that are more affordable, more livable and more durable. Learn more at viridiant.org.

About EarthCraft

The EarthCraft program was created in 1999 by a partnership between Southface Energy Institute and the Greater Atlanta Home Builders Association and was brought to Virginia in 2006. Operated by Viridiant in Virginia, Washington DC and Maryland, EarthCraft is a family of green building certification programs designed to address climate, energy and water issues unique to the southeastern United States. The program serves as a blueprint for energy and resource-efficient single family homes, multifamily structures, renovation projects, community developments, light commercial buildings and sustainable preservation projects.

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