See a full list of all upcoming events that EarthCraft Virginia is participating in, supporting or attending.


EarthCraft Virginia Lecture Series

EarthCraft Virginia is proud to host an informative building science lecture series designed for high performance building professionals . With nearly 12,000 families living in EarthCraft residences, EarthCraft staff and guest speakers are eager to share their lessons learned and best practices.

Join us for a free lecture led by industry experts on the third Thursday of every month from 8:00-9:30 a.m.  This lecture series is being held at the Storefront for Community Design, 205 East Broad Street, Richmond VA 23219.  Click on the lecture dates below for more details and to register! Space is limited so register early!

  • April 17, 2014 – Net-Zero Residential Buildingsbutton-register


Earth Day 5K Race Without a Trace

Logo for website 2Join EarthCraft Virginia for our second 5K Race Without a Trace. You can run a 5K anywhere, any day, but this 5K offers a gorgeous, riverfront course that helps support our environment. The course offers runners access to areas and islands along the river in downtown RVA that are opened up only for this running event. After a great morning run, stay and enjoy the official Richmond Earth Day Festival at the historic 17th Street Farmers’ Market.

Benefiting EarthCraft Virginia and Enrichmond Foundation.

Race Details:

  • Date: April 26th, 2014 in conjunction with the official Richmond Earth Day Festival
  • Start time: 10:00 AM
  • Location: 17th Street Farmers’ Market, Shockoe Bottom – Course Map
  • Price: $25 (November 1st – January 31st), $30 (February 1st – April 26th)





Annual Sustainable Leadership Awards

EarthCraft Virginia hosted its 5th Annual Sustainable Leadership Awards on April 1st, 2014 at the SunTrust Building in Richmond to recognize the region’s premiere developers, builders, architects, government officials and other industry professionals for their work in 2013.

Meet the winners!

Winners were awarded based on projects completed in 2013. This year’s award winners include:

  • Single Family Builder of the Year: Southern Development Homes – Charlottesville, VA
  • Single Family Project of the Year: “Near Net-Zero” home in  Montpelier, VA – Bain-Waring Builders
  • Newbie Single Family Builder of the Year: Abbott & Co. General Contractors – Charlottesville, VA
  • Multifamily New Construction of the Year: Beckstoffer’s Mill, Richmond, VA – Better Housing Coalition
  • Multifamily Renovation of the Year: Scottsville School Apartments, Scottsville, VA – Piedmont Housing Alliance
  • Multifamily Developer of the Year: Fairfield Residential – San Diego, CA
  • Habitat for Humanity Affiliate of the Year: Richmond Metro Habitat for Humanity – Richmond, VA
  • Most Energy Efficient Project of the Year: “Net-zero ready” home in  Montpelier, VA – Bain-Waring Builders
  • Visionary Award: Chuk Bowles, Co-founder of EarthCraft Virginia – Richmond, VA


Annual EarthCraft Virginia Float Trip

The Third Annual Float Trip was hosted on June 15th.

While the river was too high to float on Saturday, lots of folks joined us on Friday and Saturday to enjoy the outdoors and eachother’s company. We look forward to seeing everyone again in 2014!