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PHA Recognized for Scottsville Apartment Renovation

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Piedmont Housing Alliance Press Release

Charlottesville, VA – April 1, 2014– Piedmont Housing Alliance (“PHA”) has won the “Multifamily Renovation Project of the Year” award as part of EarthCraft Virginia’s 5th Annual Sustainable Leadership Awards, the organization’s yearly awards presentation that recognizes Virginia leaders in the adoption of green, sustainable housing.

PHA’s Scottsville School Apartments project was honored on Tuesday evening at a ceremony in downtown Richmond that brought together more than 100 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.

The Scottsville School Apartments project renovated a 34-unit apartment building for the elderly in Scottsville, VA (Albemarle County). The project was funded through the Historic Tax Credit and Low-Income Housing Tax Credit programs, and received weatherization funding through the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act.

Scottsville School is the third EarthCraft-certified multifamily project completed by PHA in the last five years. PHA incorporates energy efficiency and sustainable design into all its housing developments.

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 a variety of categories to cover new construction, renovation, single-family homes, multifamily housing and more.

"The 5th Annual Sustainable Leadership Awards recognize the best initiatives in sustainable housing in Virginia over the past year,” says EarthCraft Virginia Executive Director, K.C. Bleile. “In the five years that we have hosted this awards ceremony, we have been amazed by the dedication and growth of the individuals that we have been privileged to work with. This year’s nominees and winners are no exception, all of whom having gone above and beyond standard building expectations to become the leaders in transforming Virginia’s home building market with high performance, sustainable homes.”

“We are honored to receive this award from EarthCraft Virginia,” states Frank Grosch, Executive Director of Piedmont Housing Alliance. “Scottsville School Apartments combine the best of historic preservation and sustainable design, and most important, provide safe and affordable housing and community for our elderly residents.”

Details about the 5th Annual Sustainable Leadership Awards are available at http://www.earthcraftvirginia.org/events_annual/ 
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