An environmentally and economically conscious home.

Green With A Modern Twist: H1 House Inspires Modern Living

PROJECT BACKGROUND
The H1 house aims to inspire citizens with ideas that can only be spurred by “touring” an innovative house inside and out. It’s no surprise, then, that the home was built with LEED certification in mind. The H1 house is a 1680 square-feet home in the Park Place neighborhood of Norfolk built to be modern and eco-friendly while still blending in with traditional homes in the nearby community.

SEEING IS BELIEVING
Featured on WVEC Channel 13, the April 30th issue of Inside Business, and Nov/Dec 2010 issue of Hampton Roads magazine, this eco-modern style home showcased to thousands of people the benefits of a green home and how to achieve one. In addition to the tens of thousands who saw the home profiled on television, in magazines and online, more than 1,500 physically toured the home when it opened to the public. Experiencing firsthand the comfort, durability and style that are possible in a green home is a great encouragement to work toward a green home of your own. The home is designed to be open and welcoming, maximizing natural light and connection to the outdoors.

REVITALIZATION OF A NATURALLY SMART LOCATION
The H1 house benefited from a number of factors, including a smart location close to Ghent and downtown Norfolk. Centrally located, the community is surrounded by transit routes and parks. That setting provided the owners with easy access to work, shopping, and entertainment, key considerations in achieving LEED certification. The H1 house has the distinction of being among the region’s first homes to be awarded LEED certification. The home was awarded LEED Gold by the U.S. Green Building Council.