May 8, 2017

On Thursday, April 20, just two days before Earth Day, Community Housing Partners (CHP) was honored at Viridiant’s Sustainable Leadership Awards, receiving the award for Multifamily Renovation Project of the Year.

The annual awards recognize the region’s premiere developers, builders, architects, government officials and other industry professionals for their work in advancing the benefits of sustainable building through the EarthCraft family of green building programs.

CHP was honored at a ceremony in downtown Richmond which brought together close to 200 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. Awards were presented in a variety of categories to cover new construction, renovation, single family homes, multifamily housing and more.

The Multifamily Renovation Project of the Year award was given to CHP for Linden Grove Apartments, which is located in Christiansburg, Va. Developed, designed, and renovated by CHP, the 52-apartment rental community was rehabilitated to meet EarthCraft standards for  a more durable and energy-efficient community. The work performed included interior painting, all-new kitchen appliances, bath and kitchen fixtures, water heaters, HVAC split systems, electrical panels, and interior and exterior light fixtures.

“CHP is pleased to be recognized for our sustainability efforts, which promote healthier, more affordable housing, and subsequently more vibrant communities,” said CHP Vice President of Architecture Colin Arnold.

“It’s an honor to recognize the dedicated individuals who continue to amaze us with their passion for high performance home building,” said KC Bleile, Executive Director of Viridiant. “This year’s nominees and winners exceed building expectations with their cutting edge projects that are transforming today’s housing market and serve as proof that the science of sustainability can deliver a housing future that is more affordable, more durable and more liveable.”

For more information about the 8th Annual Sustainable Leadership Awards, visit

About Viridiant

Viridiant is a non-profit organization committed to supporting sustainable building processes through education, consultation and certification. Through these efforts, Viridiant helps to set a path for businesses and homeowners to create structures that are more affordable, more livable and more durable. Learn more at

About EarthCraft

The EarthCraft program was created in 1999 by a partnership between Southface Energy Institute and the Greater Atlanta Home Builders Association and was brought to Virginia in 2006. Operated by Viridiant in Virginia, Washington DC and Maryland, EarthCraft is a family of green building certification programs designed to address climate, energy and water issues unique to the southeastern United States. The program serves as a blueprint for energy and resource-efficient single family homes, multifamily structures, renovation projects, community developments, light commercial buildings and  sustainable preservation projects.