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Photos from Coaster Coffee's post
05/07/2022

Photos from Coaster Coffee's post

04/09/2022
Ten future materials that could change the way we build
04/08/2022
Ten future materials that could change the way we build

Ten future materials that could change the way we build

The race is on to engineer alternatives to traditional building materials that either perform better or tread more lightly on the planet. From super-strong plastics to fungus columns, we've rounded up 10 materials that could be the future of construction.

Photos from Work Program Architects's post
03/18/2022

Photos from Work Program Architects's post

11/11/2021

The City of Norfolk Government is looking for your input to best utilize the new 10-acre open space at the Southside Aquatics Center and Richard A. Tucker Memorial Library in Campostella. Some options include nature play, community garden, walking trail, and outdoor meeting space. Comment here by December 3: https://www.opentownhall.com/portals/77/Issue_11299

11/03/2021

The Elizabeth River Project's Pru and Louis Ryan Resilience Lab has just been recognized as one of the best new and planned building projects in the region.

HRACRE - Hampton Roads Association for Commercial Real Estate presented the Excellence Award last Thursday to the facility's designers, Work Program Architects of Norfolk, for the project concept: A nationally significant demo of attainable ways to live and work in the urban flood plain, despite rising seas, while keeping the river in mind.

"So validating," said Sam Bowling, lead architect. "It shows that resilient, sustainable - and most of all attainable - design is very much appreciated and supported by the Hampton Roads commercial real estate community."

We appreciate YOU! We're 97 percent to goal with the campaign for this and other regional projects. Put us over the top with the Next Wave campaign: https://elizabethriver.org/thenextwa

Photos from EVELYN'S WILDLIFE REFUGE's post
10/27/2021

Photos from EVELYN'S WILDLIFE REFUGE's post

10/16/2021

📸 Credit

10/05/2021

Flooding is getting worse each year in the 85th & our region as a whole. As a member of the Joint Subcommittee on Coastal Flooding, I’m committed to finding tangible solutions to tackle sea level rise & mitigate flooding. Loved being back in Richmond today to continue the work!

09/22/2021

OUR YAFTALKS3 SPONSORSHIPS ARE LIVE!! 🎉

Support the Young Architects Forum and pick up a YafTalks3 sponsorship today!!

Sponsorships are available through the AIA Hampton Roads website under the event date, October 14th!
(Direct link: https://aiahr.org/meetinginfo.php?id=216)

Jackson Andrew’s will be our YafTalks3 speaker, and the event will be held on the evening of October 14th at the Smartmouth Pilot House (their Virginia Beach location)!

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Photos from 73rd Governor of Virginia's post
08/25/2021

Photos from 73rd Governor of Virginia's post

08/11/2021

We're Hiring! Current opening for a Landscape Designer to join our team planning, designing, and coordinating river restoration Best Management Practices (BMPs), with a special emphasis on planning and permitting “living shorelines.” Learn more: https://elizabethriver.org/jobs

07/21/2021

Buffalo’s first, code approved grass parking lot at Five Points Bakery is one year old today.
It can absorb 3” of rainfall keeping water out of our storm sewers.
It reduces heat island effect, provides habitat for insects, helps mitigate global warming by converting carbon dioxide into oxygen, looks nicer for our neighbors, helps to filter the water to keep our oceans cleaner. its cheaper than concrete, stronger than asphalt, and so much more.
We are so happy and thankful to be able to keep pioneering in Buffalo.
More to come!

Photos from Virginia Beach Public Library's post
06/21/2021

Photos from Virginia Beach Public Library's post

Photos from Norfolk Mayor Kenneth Cooper Alexander's post
06/01/2021

Photos from Norfolk Mayor Kenneth Cooper Alexander's post

Did you know that commercial and residential buildings are responsible for almost 40% of the carbon dioxide (CO2) emissi...
05/24/2021

Did you know that commercial and residential buildings are responsible for almost 40% of the carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions in the U.S.?
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This means that when you design and build a building, YOU can make a big difference in our country's carbon footprint! YOU have the power to help curb climate change!! 💪
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We do not have the option of going without buildings that we need for work and shelter, BUT we can build better, more efficient buildings!
To do so, we need to consider the BIG PICTURE: the building products, the construction process, the energy and water usage of the building, and the lifespan of the building and it's pieces.
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Ecovative can help assist you at every step of the process, from planning to construction to efficiency testing to certifications. Contact us today (link in bio) to see how we can help you and your clients build greener!
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Today we are taking a look at the Airtight Drywall Approach..As the old saying goes- "It's all in the details". Many peo...
05/14/2021

Today we are taking a look at the Airtight Drywall Approach.
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As the old saying goes- "It's all in the details". Many people do not realize how much energy is lost in between layers of construction materials. Drywall joints are small but they can be a real weakness and this needs to be addressed during the building phase.
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Ecovative helps alert architects and builders to issues like this early in the process so that incorporating techniques to seal up the drywall can be factored into the construction budget and schedule. This small step has a HUGE impact on the energy efficiency of the building and can save building owners and tenants a lot of money in the long run.
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Learn more about how we can help you at www.ecovativeenergy.com (link in bio)
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Request for Qualifications - River Star Homes Residential BMP Construction
04/10/2021
Request for Qualifications - River Star Homes Residential BMP Construction

Request for Qualifications - River Star Homes Residential BMP Construction

Request for Qualifications River Star Homes - Residential BMP Construction April 5, 2021 PURPOSE The Elizabeth River Project is issuing this Request for Qualifications (RFQ) to solicit Statements of Qualifications (SOQs) from Contractors interested in serving as a Contractor to design and/or build r...

Ecovative Energy has reach another Instagram milestone, we now have over 200 followers!! .Thank you everyone, we appreci...
04/08/2021

Ecovative Energy has reach another Instagram milestone, we now have over 200 followers!!
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Thank you everyone, we appreciate your support and commitment to sustainable green building!! 👏👏

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Moisture Damage is a SERIOUS problem. It can lead to serious health issues and be costly to fix!.There are a number of r...
03/31/2021

Moisture Damage is a SERIOUS problem. It can lead to serious health issues and be costly to fix!
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There are a number of reasons that moisture and condensation can build up inside of your building. Even when running properly, oversight in design coordination can lead to problems.
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Buildings are a collection of systems, trades have to work together to get the systems to function properly as one. Bringing in a 3rd party consultant like Ecovative Energy will help you create an overall plan to prevent coordination and design problems that lead to damages such as moisture build up. We will also inspect systems during construction to make sure that everything is being installed correctly and performing as planned.
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Ecovative can also help you fix existing moisture issues by getting to the source and preventing any future damage.
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The damage caused by moisture problems can be costly to both your wallet and to the occupants' health, spending the money upfront on a building science expert pays for itself over the life of the building!
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So you want to 'go green' but you are not sure where you should start?.Well, the good news is that just by making the de...
03/25/2021

So you want to 'go green' but you are not sure where you should start?
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Well, the good news is that just by making the decision to be conscious about your eco-footprint you have already started! 🎉
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Your next step is to reach out to the experienced experts like Ecovative Energy. Our consulting services can help you organize your green goals, discover new options, and prioritize and plan out your new construction or renovation plans!
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Consulting and planning are crucial steps to making sure that you reach your green goals and get a measurable ROI (return on your investment dollars). 💲💲
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DM us or check out our website (link in bio)
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Let's talk about "Light Pollution".Light pollution is the excessive use of artificial light, this negatively affects the...
03/19/2021

Let's talk about "Light Pollution"
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Light pollution is the excessive use of artificial light, this negatively affects the environment by altering natural night conditions. Artificial lighting can have negative health effects on all living creatures, including humans!
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We require some artificial light for our lifestyle and safety, but by reducing it to only the necessary amount, we can save energy, save money, and reduce our light pollution.
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Ecovative works with our clients to help them choose more efficient light fixtures and to place them more effectively. These pictures from The Retreat at Harbor Pointe in Norfolk, VA, demonstrate how picking more energy efficient light fixtures can also be stylish and enhance the design of the space!
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Let's talk about "Light Pollution".Light pollution is the excessive use of artificial light, this negatively affects the...
03/19/2021

Let's talk about "Light Pollution"
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Light pollution is the excessive use of artificial light, this negatively affects the environment by altering natural night conditions. Artificial lighting can have negative health effects on all living creatures, including humans!
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We require some artificial light for our lifestyle and safety, but by reducing it to only the necessary amount, we can save energy, save money, and reduce our light pollution.
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Ecovative works with our clients to help them choose more efficient light fixtures and to place them more effectively. These pictures from The Retreat at Harbor Pointe in Norfolk, VA, demonstrate how picking more energy efficient light fixtures can also be stylish and enhance the design of the space!
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03/18/2021

Our restoration team is looking for volunteers to assist with placing coir logs, moving wetland boards (4' x 8' plywood sheets), shoveling, wheelbarrowing, and raking sand at a living shoreline in Portsmouth.

Tentative shifts are as follows:
Monday, 3-22 from 9:00am – 2:00pm
Tuesday, 3-23 from 10:30am – 3:00pm
Wednesday, 3-24 from 11:30am – 4:00pm
Thursday, 3-25 from 12:30pm – 4:00pm
Friday, 3-26 from 1:30 – 4:30

Once registered, you will be updated by our restoration team with the street address and and any schedule changes due to weather or tides. Click here to sign up for your shift(s) and be sure to read our safety guidelines below: https://tinyurl.com/yjm9kevy

Covid-19 & General Safety Guidelines:
All volunteers must pre-register, no registrations will be done on the day of the volunteer event.
The maximum number of participants is capped at 10 total volunteers per volunteer group. Space is limited to protect the safety of our volunteers and staff.
By registering, volunteers agree to wear properly-fitting masks over both the nose and mouth for the duration of field work (We want you to stay hydrated!) and to follow social distance guidelines of 6-10 feet at all times.
Volunteers will attend only if they are in good health and not experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms.
All volunteers must wear close-toed shoes. Volunteers in improper footwear, including CHACOs, will not be allowed to participate.
Please bring work gloves and a reuseable water bottle. Water and work gloves, if needed, will be available on site

If you have other questions, please feel free to contact Rachael Peabody at [email protected] or Barbara Gavin at [email protected]. Thank you!

Virginia has $43 million in carbon market revenues. How is it going to spend it? - Virginia Mercury
03/18/2021
Virginia has $43 million in carbon market revenues. How is it going to spend it? - Virginia Mercury

Virginia has $43 million in carbon market revenues. How is it going to spend it? - Virginia Mercury

The $43 million was “in the state’s hot little hands,” Mike Dowd told the group. So what next? That was the question facing not only Dowd, director of the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality’s Air Division, but also a collection of developers, state officials and environmental and l...

..Happy St. Patrick's Day from Ecovative Energy! 🇮🇪.May your beer and your buildings be green! ♻️🍀..
03/17/2021

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Happy St. Patrick's Day from Ecovative Energy! 🇮🇪
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May your beer and your buildings be green! ♻️🍀
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The Experience Lab at 2022 is sponsored by Ecovative Applied Building Science. Ecovative Energy specializes in energy-related tax credits, building certifications, and other building science consulting. The Experience Lab is the perfect place for Ecovative to promote forward-thinking planning and construction techniques. Learn more: https://housingforwardva.org/housingx/2022-conference/experience-lab/
Unfortunately our joint Earth Day event with AIA Hampton Roads & USGBC Virginia is canceled because of COVID19... But luckily here is a list of awesome environmental things that you can do next week to celebrate while still social distancing!! 💚🌎

*thank you to our would-be event sponsors ECS (Dainan Thane Gibson) & Ecovative Energy
Yesterday was a big day for the Tidewater region! We were thrilled to be a part of TWO EarthCraft Multifamily project ribbon-cuttings - Norfolk Redevelopment & Housing Authority's Cottage Bridge Midrise and The Lawson Companies' Residences at October.

Thanks to everyone who helped make these projects happen. Shout out to our Technical Advisor Jeff Sadler, Ecovative Energy.
You were mentioned on TriplePundit today!

You guys are great.
Hey, Ecovative Energy! Check out this Op-Ed published today by Renewable Energy World about the Dominion standby charge case!

Do you live in Virginia? Are you pro-solar? We need your voice on November 3!

We hope to see you on the 3rd at the 10:00 a.m. hearing regarding the Dominion standby charge case. The hearing will be held in the Commission's Courtroom, Second Floor, Tyler Building, 1300 East Main Street, Richmond, Virginia, 23219.

If you wish to testify as a public witness, appear prior to 9:45 in the Commission's Courtroom on the 3rd and identify yourself to the Commission Bailiff.

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