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State of the County 2015

State of the County 2015

Arlington County Board Chair Mary Hynes delivers the annual State of the County address.

Patty Shields and Helen Reinecke-Wilt discuss the passive house project while seated at a table.

How to Build a Better Home: Living in the Passive House

Green homebuilder Patty Shields talks about the lessons learned from building a totally passive house and we hear from the perspective of the homeowner.

Homebuilder Patty Shields gesturing toward a fireplace

How to Build a Better Home: Fireplace and Lighting

Green homebuilder Patty Shields talks about lighting and fireplace considerations when building a passive house.

Green homebuilder Patty Shields discussing HVAC and air flow.

How to Build a Better Home: HVAC and Duct Work

Green homebuilder Patty Shields talks about the HVAC and duct work that goes into a passive house for more efficient air flow.

Slab insulation being laid.

How to Build a Better Home: Slab Insulation and Vapor Barrier

Green homebuilder Patty Shields talks about the importance of using slab insulation to create a vapor barrier when building a passive house.

Green homebuilder Patty Shields standing before an open wall.

How to Build a Better Home: Wall Construction and Insulation

In this segment, green homebuilder Patty Shields talks about the importance of proper wall construction and insulation when building a passive house. Arlington County AIRE Green Home Choice program manager Helen Reinecke-Wilt introduces the segment. http://freshaireva.us/2011/11/greenhomechoice/. Links to all nine segments can be found at http://environment.arlingtonva.us/energy/how-to-build-a-better-home/

Green homebuilder Patty Shields stands beside a window.

How to Build a Better Home: Windows

Green homebuilder Patty Shields talks about the importance of energy efficient windows when building a passive house

Metro Green homebuilder Patty Shields in front of a house she is working on.

How to Build a Better Home: Water Runoff

Green homebuilder Patty Shields talks about the importance of having good water runoff when building a passive house.

Green Home Choice program director and Metro Green homebuilder Patty Shields

How to Build a Better Home: Introduction

Green homebuilder Patty Shields discusses passive housing.

Around Arlington, March 24, 2015

Around Arlington, March 24, 2015

Our bi-weekly roundup of all the news and notes from Around Arlington

Around Arlington February 6, 2015

Around Arlington February 6, 2015

ATV’s bi-weekly roundup of all the news and notes Around Arlington.

Around Arlington, January 23, 2015

Around Arlington, January 23, 2015

ATV’s bi-weekly roundup of County news and events returns from holiday break!

Around Arlington - December 22, 2014

Around Arlington – December 22, 2014

On the last episode of 2014, we swear in the newest County Board member, Arlington leadership meets with the public to discuss the 2016 fiscal year budget, We celebrate this year’s winners of the James B. Hunter Human Rights Award, and let you know how to recycle those Christmas trees.

Christmas Tree Recycling

Christmas Tree Recycling

It’s time for Arlington County’s annual Christmas Tree Collection and Recycling Program. And here’s everything you need to know to recycle your tree fast, easy, and environmentally-friendly.

The Heart of the Matter: How Arlington County Used Empathy to Redesign Community Services

The Heart of the Matter: How Arlington County Used Empathy to Redesign Community Services

How Arlington County used Design Thinking Principals to redesign community services.