Case Studies

From groundbreaking homes to high-performance schools, these case studies from the SBRD/VSBN archives focus on green building projects in our region.

Case studies are available in Adobe® PDF format, and are provided courtesy of the former Sustainable Building Resource Directory (SBRD) and Virginia Sustainable Building Network (VSBN).

  • VSBN’s 2007 Annual Meeting

    Moving toward Carbon Neutral BuildingsMoving toward Carbon Neutral Buildings was the theme of VSBN’s 12th Anniversary Celebration and Annual Meeting, held June 28, 2007, at the College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia. This meeting included presentation of 3rd Annual Virginia Green Innovation Awards.

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  • Case Studies: Residential Buildings

    Kensington Avenue Residence These Residential Building case studies from the SBRD/VSBN archives focus on green building projects in our region.

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  • Case Studies: Institutional Buildings

    Ernie Morgan Environmental Action CenterThese Institutional Building case studies from the SBRD/VSBN archives focus on green building projects in our region.

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  • Case Studies: Government Buildings

    Chesterfield Community Development Customer Service CenterThese Government Building case studies from the SBRD/VSBN archives focus on green building projects in our region.

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  • Case Studies: Education Buildings

    Barksdale Field DormitoriesThese Education Building case studies from the SBRD/VSBN archives focus on green building projects in our region.

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  • Case Studies: Commercial Buildings

    CarMax Case StudyThese Commercial Building case studies from the SBRD/VSBN archives focus on green building projects in our region.

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  • High Performance Buildings in Virginia (2006)

    High Performance Buildings in Virginia -- 2006 EEBA Conference VSBN 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.

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  • Greening Virginia Universities and Colleges

    Greening Virginia Universities and CollegesGreening Virginia Universities and Colleges was held September 26, 2006, at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia. This one-day conference focused on best practices in green school design, energy management, and renewable technology, as well as green curriculum and sustainable planning. With guest speaker David Orr, Program Chair, Environmental Studies Program, Oberlin College.

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  • VSBN’s 2006 Annual Meeting

    Global Change, Local SolutionsGlobal Change, Local Solutions was the theme of VSBN’s 11th Annual Meeting, held on June 9, 2006 in Charlottesville, Virginia. This event included presentation of the Virginia Green Innovation Awards, local speakers on Sustainable Community and Business Initiatives, a Reception and Artivision Art Show, an evening concert by John McCutcheon, and a Green Building Construction Tour of the LEED®-Registered Charlottesville Transit Center Building.

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  • High Performance Schools: A Regional and International Perspective (2006)

    High Performance Schools SymposiumHigh Performance Schools: A Regional and International Perspective, was co-sponsored by VSBN and held in Washington, DC on April 24, 2006. Event features included Regional Best Practices, the Winners of the Montgomery County, MD and USGBC-NCR Emerging Green Builders Portable Classroom Design Challenge, and special evening speaker, Stefan Behnisch. Cosponsors included AIA-Northern VA, CEFPI Foundation and Charitable Trust, Metro Washington COG, Montgomery County, MD Public ... Read more...