EarthCraft Virginia presented Community Housing Partners in Christiansburg with the Multifamily Contractor of the Year award. CHP received the award during EarthCraft Virginia’s 4th Annual Sustainable Leadership Awards ceremony in Richmond late last month.
Here is the press release from Community Housing Partners.
Christiansburg, Virginia – Community Housing Partners (CHP) has won the Multifamily Contractor of the Year award as part of EarthCraft Virginia’s 4th Annual Sustainable Leadership Awards, the organization’s yearly recognition of Virginia leaders in the adoption of green, sustainable housing. CHP was honored March 28 at a ceremony in downtown Richmond which brought together over 120 individuals representing home builders, non-profit and for-profit housing providers and developers, affordable housing advocates, and those interested in creating green housing opportunities in Virginia.
With over three decades of experience in the preservation and construction of multifamily and single-family affordable housing communities, CHP’s long-term commitment is to the environmental, economic, and social sustainability of the communities it serves by employing environmentally-responsible building practices and components in the homes it creates.
Each year, EarthCraft Virginia presents awards in a variety of categories to regional builders, developers, and other stakeholders who demonstrate superior dedication to the advancement of sustainable housing. Winners are honored in several categories to cover new construction, renovation, single-family homes, multifamily housing and more.
“The 4th Annual Sustainable Leadership Awards recognize some of the best initiatives in sustainable housing in Virginia over the past year,” says EarthCraft Virginia Executive Director K.C. McGurren. “This year’s winners have gone above and beyond standard building expectations, consistently striving for higher performing, sustainable homes.”
CHP Vice President of Construction Todd Peacock remarks that CHP is honored to be recognized by EarthCraft Virginia for its commitment to energy efficiency and environmental sustainability because “the award is a reflection of our ongoing commitment to the creation of stronger, healthier communities using responsible building practices and products.”
CHP has been recognized on state and national levels for its environmental stewardship, recently earning a NeighborWorks Green Organization designation
and receiving several awards such as EnergyStar’s 2011 Award for Sustained Excellence, Virginia Sustainable Building Network’s 2011 Best Green Organization in Virginia, the 2010 Virginia Housing Award for Best Affordable Housing Energy Conservation Effort, and Fahe, Inc.’s 2011 Energy Innovator Award for Highest Production of Energy Efficiency in the multifamily category.
Details about the 4th Annual Sustainable Leadership Awards are available at http://www.earthcraftvirginia.org/events_annual/.
About EarthCraft Virginia
EarthCraft Virginia, a 501c3 non-profit, was established in 2006 in partnership with the Home Builders Association of Virginia and Southface Energy Institute with assistance from the Virginia Community Development Corporation. The EarthCraft House program, originally founded in 1999 by non-profit Southface and the Greater Atlanta Home Builders Association, serves as a blueprint for energy and resource efficient homes built in the Southeast. Throughout the Southeast the program has certified over 8,000 homes and 17,000 multifamily dwelling units. For more information on EarthCraft or EarthCraft Virginia, please visit www.earthcraftvirginia.org and www.earthcrafthouse.com.
About Community Housing Partners
Community Housing Partners (CHP) is a 501(c)(3) community development corporation established in 1975 to serve the needs of low-income and low-wealth individuals in the southeast. Our mission is to create affordable, green, sustainable housing opportunities and services for the people and communities we serve. CHP’s activities include real estate development, architectural design, construction, energy services, homeownership, property management, and resident services. We are a chartered member of NeighborWorks America, and a member of both the Housing Partnership Network and the Federation of Appalachian Housing Enterprises (FAHE). To learn more about CHP, visit www.communityhousingpartners.org.