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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.

Homebuilder Patty Shields gesturing toward a window sealant.

How to Build a Better Home: Sealing for Air and Moisture

Green homebuilder Patty Shields talks about the importance of sealing for air and moisture when building a passive house.

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, June 3, 2015

Around Arlington, June 3, 2015

ATV’s bi-weekly roundup of news and events. This edition features an interview on the most recent Resident Satisfaction Survey, as well as fun things do to in the summer time, a new Chief of Police, and the annual Peace Officer Memorial Ceremony.

County Board Wrap Up, May 2015

County Board Wrap Up, May 2015

ATV’s new program providing insight on all the actions and activity of the most recent County Board meeting.

Around Arlington, May 20, 2015

Around Arlington, May 20, 2015

ATV’s semi-weekly roundup of news and events around Arlington.

Arlington Reads: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Arlington Reads: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie spoke to a large crowd at the Arlington Public Library about her novel, “Americanah”.

Around Arlington, April 24 2015

Around Arlington, April 24 2015

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

County Board Wrap Up, April 2015

County Board Wrap Up, April 2015

ATV’s new program providing insight on all the actions and activity of the most recent County Board meeting. Current Board Chair Mary Hynes joins us to talk about the April 2015 Board meeting focusing on the annual budget process. In addition to a detailed discussion of the new budget, the Chair also discusses decisions made […]

Arlington Human Rights Commission 2015 Program

Mental Illness in Employment & Housing: Overcoming Stigma

The Arlington County Human Rights Commission presents a panel discussion on Mental Illness in Employment & Housing: Overcoming Stigma.

Members of the Arlington County Board, Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe and local business leaders

Press Conf: 1776 to Expand into Crystal City

Arlington County Board Chair Mary Hynes and Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced the expansion of 1776 into Arlington VA.