Category Archives: Sustainability

Bringing Students into School Design

Last week the Hampton Roads Green Building Council organized a tour of the Floyd E. Kellam High School in Virginia Beach. Designed by HBA Architecture & Interior Design, Inc., the building is anticipated to meet receive LEED Silver certification, and will host some 2,000 students in an example of 21st century learning in practice. Featured […]

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Survivalist Architecture

Two weeks ago I had the opportunity to write a guest post for Coffee with an Architect. The idea for the post is something that I’ve been developing for a while, and if you’re a sustainability geek, or a zombie geek, I think you’ll enjoy it. Even the Center for Disease Control, has latched onto […]

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Passive House on Jetson Green

Great news for my friends over at Anchorage Building Corp, their Passive House in Chapel Hill, mentioned here in January, just made its way to Jetson Green!

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Tax Credits for Renovation & Construction

There are a wide variety of tax credits and incentives available to the person considering a new construction project. Whether those are related to historic preservation, affordable housing, or energy efficiency (for homes or commercial projects) most projects qualify for some type of state, federal, or local incentive. When you pair those incentives with a […]

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New Modern House – Hillsborough, NC

In 2008, our firm was commissioned to create a new single family residence in Hillsborough, North Carolina. As was the case with the Dabbs residence, I had the opportunity to make first contact and meet with Michael and Gerry on site. The lot was steeply sloped, with a generous canopy of hardwood trees, well into […]

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