After the Grove Avenue Green Home Tour in June, many people wanted to know more about the wide variety of green features touched on during the one-hour walk-through. During that hour, Watershed staff were only able to scratch the surface of the sustainable technologies and products on display. So below is a full list of features in the home and the collaborators, installers & suppliers with whom we worked.
This is slated to be the first LEED-certified residence in the City of Richmond. The owners have already moved in, and are watching as the final touches are put in place around them, as a Watershed project becomes a finished house, and then finally, a home.
Their home includes the following:
* Living Wall (SG Designs)
* Rain HOGs (HOG Works, Australia)
* Rain garden planter (SG Designs)
* Frontscape planter with native plants (SG Designs)
* Green roof with native plants (SG Designs)
* Solar tube
* Virginia Limeworks plaster
* Several domestic tile sources (sourced within a 500-mile radius)(Steve Herndon)
* Rescued/Up-cycled oak flooring (recovered from pallets headed to a landfill)
* Black locust siding (from Nelson County)
* Biosheild Oil wood floor finish (non-toxic) (EcoLogic)
* Mythic Paint (EcoLogic)
* Marmoleum flooring in the baths (EcoLogic)
* PaperStone laundry room countertop
* Eco Smart XL Burner
* Locally made concrete countertops with recycled glass
* Locally fabricated cabinets
* All CFL, low voltage, or LED light fixtures
* Solar PV panels
* Solar Thermal panels (These panels also act as a sun canopy for the windows of a second-floor study.)
* Energy Star appliances, maximum efficiency
* You can click on the names of the features above to view photos examples of the work or product. If you’d like to include any of these in your own new or existing home, contact us at Watershed Architects for quotes, sustainable building ideas and more information about our environmentally-friendly product partners.
Located in the heart of Richmond’s Fan district, 1417 Grove Avenue is a phoenix rising from the burned-out shell of a 1920’s row house. On track for LEED certification, its reconstruction celebrates the form and character of the original structure while integrating high performing, healthful building practices. Low energy design is enhanced with substantial investment in renewable energy technology and water harvest, while occupant health and well being are supported through non-toxic finishes and biophilic systems, such as an interior living wall and a roof garden.
Some of the Before & After Photos Below (Additional Photos on Flickr)
A few photos from the Grove Avenue Green House Tour
Watershed Architects & Sunflower Solar Flickr Page
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The first residential interior living wall in central Virginia is up! Watershed collaborated with SG Designs to create the two-story vertical garden, which is composed of ELT EasyGreen Living Wall System modules. The wall receives plenty of daylight through a large skylight and windows surrounding the atrium.