Van Metre

EarthDay@Loudoun Family Festival takes place at a beautiful outdoor location, preserved by Van Metre Homes during the development of Broadlands community.  The site was discovered by the community volunteers who were exploring ideas about planning an Earth Day event to celebrate Broadlands becoming Certified Community Wildlife Habitat by National Wildlife Federation in 2009.  Broadlands is a planned community by Van Metre Homes.

But Van Metre goes beyond the EPA’s requirements with our own cost-saving design innovations, including:

  • HERS (third-party) inspection and home energy rating
  • Zip System Wall Sheathing built-in house wrap to limit airflow through the walls
  • Extra sealing / caulking measures in attic area
  • Advanced framing techniques
  • Air barrier and additional sealing
  • Mastic sealed ductwork
  • Blower door and duct blaster testing
  • R-38 Ceiling insulation in all homes
  • JeldWen Low-E insulated glass windows
  • Compact Fluorescent Light (CFL) bulbs
  • ENERGY STAR® refrigerators and dishwashers (standard)
  • ENERGY STAR® washers and dryers (optional)
  • Programmable thermostats
  • ENERGY STAR® qualified bath exhaust fans
  • Engineered wood products used for subfloors and floor joints
  • Construction site recycling of wood, cardboard and scrap metals reducing the volume of trash going to landfills