Topic: H1 House

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    River Star Homes

      You may have noticed these blue River Star Home yard flags popping up in front yards across Norfolk neighborhoods. In fact, our H1 House on the corner of 30th and Colonial recently became a River (...)
    Posted: Jun 16, 2011

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    Keep Norfolk Beautiful Shout-Out

    Keep Norfolk Beautiful just stopped by and graced our yard at the H1 House with some love. We’re happy to help keep Norfolk beautiful! (...)
    Posted: Nov 17, 2010

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    William & Mary Students Visit H1 House

    Green Build It team member John Porter provides a tour to students from The College of William and Mary’s “Beyond Petroleum as Fuel” class to learn more about green building and design. (...)
    Posted: Oct 27, 2010

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    Landscaping

    Landscaping has taken root and is really starting to fill in at our H1 Project. The plants are native to the area and are drought tolerant. (...)
    Posted: Oct 17, 2010

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    Testing

    Testing is an integral part of LEED certification. The H-1 House was tested for air tightness of the building envelope and the duct system. Here a “blower door” apparatus and a “duct blaster” are hooked up to the (...)
    Posted: Mar 17, 2010

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    Water Heater and Plumbing Manifold

    Our water heater has been installed. It is electrically powered but uses a heat pump to make the water hot. Results: 62% more efficient. A little R2-D2? Our plumbing manifold has also been installed. This (...)
    Posted: Dec 12, 2009

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    Cabinets Installed

    Cabinets and appliances have been installed. Flat maple panels provide simple clean lines. (...)
    Posted: Dec 10, 2009

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    Driveway Installation

    The driveway has been excavated and installation of materials has begun. Twelve inches of VDOT #57 stone and clean masonry sand have been compacted in lifts. This material will allow storm water to easily penetrate (...)
    Posted: Dec 7, 2009