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Bakeries:

Albemarle Baking Company: (434)293-6456, 418 West Main Street.  Gerry Newman’s baking skills are sublime! And who can forget the beautiful bread he baked for our “Bread for a Better World” event? Email: info@albemarlebakingco.com
Breadworks: (434)-296-4663, 923 Preston Avenue. BreadWorks is owned and operated by WorkSource Enterprises which has provided job training and employment to persons with disabilities since 1967. www.breadworks.org
Chandlers: (434) 975-2253, 1812 Rio Hill Center. chandlersbakery.com/
Great Harvest: (434) 202-7813, 1701 Allied Lane. www.greatharvestcville.com

Batteries:

Batteries Plus Bulbs: (434) 964-1999, 1401 Emmet St N. With their current recycling program, they will take, for FREE, car batteries and rechargeable batteries for recycling. They charge $1 per pound to recycle household batteries.

Bikes:

Blue Wheel Bicycles: (434) 977-1870, IX Center, 941 2nd St. SE. bluewheel.com
Community Bike Shop: (434) 260-0893405 Avon St Charlottesville, VA 22902 You may find a recycled bike here or repair your own. http://cvillecommunity.bike/
Performance Bike Shop: (434) 963-9161, 234 Zan Rd (Alb Sq Shopping Ctr. The front door sticker touts this as the first outdoor retailer to use 100% renewable wind energy to run its stores. The staff is helpful and friendly. http://www.performancebike.com/bike-shop/store/charlottesville 

Biodiesel:

Cville Biodiesel: Call Woodfin at 1-800-430-FUEL, available at 1156 River Rd.
5th Street Market: 1154 5th Street

Books:

Betty is a bibliophile, no doubt, but what about all those dead trees?? With all the great used book stores in Charlottesville, the library collection, and online used bookstores and book swaps, there’s no need to buy new paperbacks.
Blue Whale Books: (434) 296-2194, 115 W Main St. (Downtown Mall)
Daedalus Bookshop: (434) 293-7595, 123 4th St. NE (Downtown Mall) 100,000 books in stock.
Heartwood Books: (434) 295-7083, 5 Elliewood Ave near the Corner district
Jefferson-Madison Regional Library: (434) 296-5544, Central, Grove, Northside, and Crozet are all wonderful. They accept book donations all year long. www.jmrl.org
McIntire Recycling Center: You’ll never know what you’ll find at the free book exchange bin.
Read It Again Sam: (434) 977-9844, 214 Main St. E (Downtown Mall). This is one of my favorite used book stores. I love the kids section!
Paperbacks Swap: Mail your book to the person and you’ll receive a credit to chose your own book. paperbackswap.com
Title Trader: Titletrader is a free service that allows users to exchange books (paperback and hardcover), music (CDs), and movies (DVDs and VHS) with other community members from anywhere around the world.www.titletrader.com

Builders:

This is a list of all the companies in town with at least one LEED AP on staff (LEED, Leadership in Energy and Design, AP = Professional Accreditation) or EarthCraftHouse certified. Let us know if we’ve left off your favorite green builder.

Abrahamse Company Builders, (434) 295-9379, email builders@abrahamse.com, 325 Winding River Lane., www.abrahamse.com
Artisan Construction, Inc.: (434) 979-6399, 1132 East Market Street, Bay #7 This company, owned by Doug Lowe (LEED AP), is currently partnering with Blue Ridge Home Builders Association and the Virginia Sustainable Building Network on a pilot program. www.artisaninc.com/
Barry Meade Homes: (434) 293-7453, 300 Preston Ave. Suite 301, owners: Barry and Tracy Meade, founded in 1987. Email meade@cstone.net. In 2006, Barry Meade Homes completed the EarthCraft House™ certification program and made a 100% conversion to building energy efficient, earth-friendly green homes primarily in the $300,000-$500,000 range. http://meadeconstructionllc.com/
Barton Malow Company: (434) 245-6934, 100 10th St NW. Suite 100 https://www.bartonmalow.com/charlottesville
Faulconer Construction Co, Inc.: (434) 295-0033, 2496 Old Ivy Rd. www.faulconerconstruction.com/
Hazard and Associates: (434) 295-3145, 156 Carlton Road, Suite 204B. www.hazardandassociates.com/
Kingma Developers, Inc.: (434) 981-4137, P.O. Box 5626. Email: doug@kingmadevelopers.com. www.kingmadevelopers.com/
Latitude 38: (434) 806-7871, 310 6th Street SW, Charlottesville, VA 22903 Latitude 38 is a design & build firm focused on unique design, environmental responsibility and dedicated craftsmanship in the City of Charlottesville. latitude38llc.com
Piedmont Housing Alliance: (434) 817-2436,682 Berkmar Circle. http://piedmonthousingalliance.org/
Smith & Robertson, Inc.: (434) 971-7026, 1128 E High Street. www.smithandrobertson.com
Structures Design/Build: (540) 774-4800, 13105 Booker T. Washington Highway, Suite A-7, Hardy VA 24101, www.structuresdb.com. A group of talented and experienced architects and builders that harness the efficiencies of the design/build process and specialize in the Passivhaus movement.
Willow Tree Construction: (434)227- 9822, Darren Young. Willow Tree Construction Company “conscientiously renovates existing homes using the most sustainable construction methods available. Our goal is to use eco-friendly products and methods on all phases of the project. This includes designing for durability. By designing for durability, not only are you the client getting excellent craftsmanship, but you are also spreading the environmental impacts of building over as long a period as possible.” www.wtconstruction.net

Building Supplies:

Altenergy Incorporated: (434)882-0908, 1132 East Market St, Paul Risberg, owner. This company sells solar thermal (h20) and photovoltaic (electricity). “Practicality forces us to design systems that ensure hot water at the tap when you turn it on. Altenergy Incorporated knows how to use the very best and efficient technologies to build a reliable hot water plant for your home. A system that will pay for itself and provide your family with clean, renewable energy.”  www.altenergyincorporated.com
The Habitat Store: (434) 293-6331, 1221 Harris Street. This 20,000 square feet store sells everything from 8-person hot tubs to claw feet for cast iron bath tubs. Their inventory is constantly changing. Donations are accepted during store hours. www.cvillehabitatstore.org
Nature Neutral LLC: (434) 242-7207, PO Box 7667, Charlottesville, VA 22906, Owner John Meggs opened in 2003, offering safer paints, stains, sealers and all your other green building supply needs. www.NatureNeutral.com