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ECOMOD SOUTH

In 2012, Barbara Gehrung was invited to provide passive house consulting services for the University of Virginia’s ecoMOD project. This initiative, supported by the Tobacco Region Revitalization Commission of Virginia, allows architecture students to design and build prototypes of affordable, modular, energy-efficient housing units for the commercial market.

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RUGBY HILLS HOME

The Rugby Hills Home project provided a much-needed update for a tired, undersized ranch house seated on a half-acre lot in the city. The addition of a second floor and the expansion of bedroom and living areas provided more space, and opening up the floor plan created the bright and airy feeling of a modern home. An update of all systems improved the overall performance and energy efficiency of the structure, and an emphasis on creating better connections between indoor and outdoor spaces further improved its curb appeal. 

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WESTWOOD HOME

A speculative urban-infill project for a local developer, the Westwood Home renovation brought a 1950's ranch firmly into the 21st century. Constructed with durable, low maintenance materials and a focus on contemporary use of space, Westwood was ultimately transformed from a cramped run-down space into a bright, healthy, and energy efficient home for a modern family. 

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WHITEHEAD RESEARCH BUILDING

The Whitehead Biomedical Building is an award-winning facility that houses three science departments at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. Completed in 2001, the building was the largest of its kind in the Southeast at the time, measuring in at eight stories high and 325,000 square feet. The unique and innovative energy and water efficiency strategies continue to set this LEED-certified facility apart, while an interior design that focuses on free-flowing movement, indoor air quality, and the presence of natural light contribute to an understanding of what is possible in the creation of healthy workplaces on a large scale today.

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