Category Archives: Residential

Canterbury Woods Neighborhood Pilot Energy Audit Project

Common Air Leaks

Common Air Leaks
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In 2010, with funding support from the Building America Program and Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy, VSBN worked with the Canterbury Woods Civic Association of Fairfax County in a pilot project to evaluate and perform energy audits on some of the most common home models in the neighborhood.

This neighborhood of more than 500 homes was built in the 1960’s and early 1970’s, and fit the demographics of a neighborhood of similar housing stock, where group assessments could be made that would result in quick movement towards housing retrofit. Six models were selected for energy audits. As a result of the project, model-specific deficiencies were uncovered that homeowners with the same or similar model may use to determine which types of energy upgrades are needed in their own homes.

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High Performance Buildings in Virginia (2006)

High Performance Buildings in Virginia -- 2006 EEBA ConferenceVSBN organized the October 10 track on High Performance Buildings in Virginia at the 2006 Excellence in Building Conference & EXPO. The 2006 conference was organized by the Energy & Environmental Building Association (EEBA) and held October 10-12, 2006 in Norfolk, Virginia.

Presentations from the High Performance Buildings in Virginia track are available below.
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Virginia’s Sustainable Future Summit 3

Virginia's Sustainable Future Summit 3Virginia’s Sustainable Future Summit 3 was held September 13-14, 2005 at the Greater Richmond Convention Center. Organized by VSBN, Virginia Commonwealth University, Virginia Manufacturers Association, VA Department of Mines, Minerals, and Energy, and other public and private partners, this event featured workshops, a high-performance schools session, plenary speakers, and a green building tour.

Presentations from this event are available below.
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