Charity Starts at Home.

Now is the time to visit the first carbon neutral house on the East Coast!  The CharityWorks GreenHouse is being staged in the CO2FreeLiving house, a custom-built, carbon-neutral house located in McLean, Virginia. The house showcases a new approach to sustainability whereby more efficient building design, innovative technology, and a smart location are combined to reduce carbon emissions, the leading source of greenhouse gases.


The design by Cunningham & Quill Architects is inspired by the Craftsman style which was popular in the early 20th century and which acknowledges the importance of natural elements in the spaces in which we live. The interior layout has been thoughtfully planned, and includes all of the spaces that a discriminating homeowner expects to find in a McLean, Virginia home. From the geo-thermal stystem 400 feet underground to the 18 designed spaces filled with earth friendly decor and finishes, the house is a prime example of smart design. The resourceful and skilled designers who have dedicated their efforts and talents to the show house include Skip Sroka, Victoria Neale and Barry Dixon, amoung many others.

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Tickets for the tour are $25 if purchased online and $30 at the door. Proceeds from the Greenhouse tours go to CharityWorks which in turn gives families and children in the local community a chance at a sustainable future. Since 1999, CharityWorks has channeled millions of dollars to community organizations doing the hard work of helping break the cycle of poverty that continues to plague our nation’s capital.

Let’s help green up this planet in any way that we can! The show must go on!


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