In Powhatan, Virginia, there’s this three-level home that Handcraft Homes built with SIPs.  Designed by Watershed Architects, the project anticipates a minimum of LEED Silver certification and, according to the Richmond Times-Dispatch, was built for about $280,000.  The owners expect to recoup the extra cost of their green investment through energy savings gained over about seven years.


Green features include a small footprint on cement piers, passive solar heating and cooling ventilation, energy recovery ventilator, balanced interior natural lighting, regionally sourced materials, high-performance windows, zero-VOC primers, coats, and paints, water efficient system layout and fixtures, highly reflective roof, and Energy Star appliances.

[+] Building a very green home in Powhatan by Richmond Times-Dispatch.





Photo credits: Handcraft Homes.