Category Archives: Sustainability

Sustainability

Posts here will focus on Sustainability for living in the Charlottesville VA area. Living green and maintaining an eco-friendly home are important topics in today’s society. One post discusses how many new homebuyers are looking for smaller homes with conservation in mind. The Albemarle County subdivision , Belvedere, is an excellent example of a Green Community. There is a post about “Green Home Improvement” and another about Saving Water by Replacing ToiIets. In addition, another post describes the Local Energy Alliance Program, or LEAP. This non-profit program focusses on all aspects of conservation in Charlottesville VA and surrounding areas. In conclusion, this category is very informative about living green in the Charlottesville area.

 

 

The Small House

6-8 years ago, clients began to ask me for great smaller houses.  They wanted good neighborhoods, of course.  They wanted quality finishes.  They really didn’t want to take the time to custom build (finding a lot in an established great neighborhood makes that hard anyway).  They wanted a good house, with great design features and […]

Green Home Improvements for Your Charlottesville Home

Green Home Improvements for your Charlottesville Home Now more than ever, we’re all looking for ways to save money.  We all also know that paying attention to insulation, windows, attics, and crawl spaces can help us stop wasting money.  HouseLogic.com, a service provided by the National Association of Realtors, archives hundreds of worthwhile articles that […]

LEAP offers Free DIY Energy Workshop on Feb. 15

Are you familiar with LEAP, Local Energy Alliance Program? LEAP is a community-based nonprofit serving Albemarle, Fluvanna, Greene, Louisa and Nelson counties, and the City of Charlottesville whose mission is “to lead the effort in our local community to conserve water and energy in buildings to promote cost savings, job creation, sustainability, local economic development, […]

Saving Water by Replacing Toilets

Water conservation Charlottesville Did you know? –> A typical household uses 185 to 300 gallons of water a day and the majority of it goes down the drain from the toilet and the shower. Updating your commodes will serve as a conservation effort while lowering your water bill.   Today’s toilets use less water, prevent […]

So, what exactly is “sustainability” anyway?

Our goal is to focus on sustainability.  So, what does that really mean?  I found information about a very interesting organization called The Natural Step, a group who’s soul purpose is to help corporations, organization, and ultimately individuals, understand their role within the sustainability movement and how they “can reduce their impact on the environment […]