Augusta is the City of Richmond’s first:

LEED® - Platinum Award home!

Augusta represents the finest example of advanced energy efficient sustainable residential architecture on the market in Richmond.  Designed by architect R. Michael Cross, LEED AP, Augusta uses state-of-the-art building design and materials to provide you with an extremely efficient and low maintenance home in one of Richmond's more accessible neighborhoods. 

As the 2010 Green Remodeling Award winner,  Augusta has just been awarded the LEED for Homes - Platinum Award - the highest level of certification for implementing green building design solutions as certified by the United States Green Building Council.  In addition, Augusta has been certified as an EarthCraft House, an EPA Energy Star and an EPA WaterSense home.

The result: a beautifully renovated home designed for today’s modern lifestyle. It’s healthy. It’s comfortable. And it’ll save you money, month after month.

Some of the home’s distinguishing features:

A 1,400 gallon underground cistern to capture rainwater for landscape irrigation and toilets. Augusta is the only home in the city of Richmond to save water and money by using rainwater to flush toilets.

A four-zone programmable geothermal heating and cooling system. Known for its efficiency and reliable performance, geothermal will dramatically reduce the homeowners heating and cooling costs.

Thoughtfully chosen and well designed fixtures and finishes that are beautiful and efficient, saving resources and money.

If you are interested in building a new or remodeling an existing home to LEED standards


Contact Richard Cross, Managing  Director





The Augusta House

  • 2,100 square feet
  • 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths
  • 10-year tax abatement
  • located in Monument Avenue Park, area 20
  • geothermal heating and cooling system
  • rainwater collection system for toilets and irrigation
  • kitchen and bath features: recycled glass countertops, high design fixtures and European casework
  • all appliances convey - applicable appliances are Energy Star rated, including 52” LCD Flat Screen TV
  • all new flooring from sustainable sources such as bamboo and cork
  • central vacuum system
  • passive solar elements
  • drought-tolerant, native landscaping
  • schools: Mary Munford, Elementary; A.P. Hill, Middle, Thomas Jefferson, High
  • exterior decks made of native Virginia black locust wood: water resistant and naturally rot-resistant