Quality Construction

Cradle to Cradle

Respect our resources from one home to the next - Deconstruction not Demolition - Durable Materials - Superior Energy Efficiency

Affordable Green Technologies

The sun and superthick insulation increases efficiency without increasing cost.

Comfort and Air Quality

Simple technologies get better air quality with less temperature swings

Passive Solar

Direct sun when you need it – in winter – and shaded light when you want it – in summer.

Deep Green Retrofits

Preserve historic design without sacrificing energy efficiency

PHIUS/Zero Energy Ready

Completed in early 2015, the Donaldson Run Passive House was designated a Zero Energy Ready home by the DOE, Advanced Energy Star/IA Plus by the EPA, and is awaiting final PHIUS certification.

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Bright-Built Home

It’s Happening! We’re teaming up with our friends at Kaplan Thompson Architects to bring their series of modular near-zero homes to Northern Virginia!

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How It Works

From our first meeting to the final walk through, we believe in a team approach. We work closely with you at every stage to ensure a personalized design experience.

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New vs. Retrofit

So, you finally bought that rambler, you swore you wouldn’t. Wish you could tear it down and build new? — Save money by retrofitting that rancher.

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About Us


Metro Green, LLC‘s principal, Patty Shields, is a USGBC LEED accredited professional and Energy Star partner with more than a decade of experience in residential construction.  Patty serves on the Virginia Board of Housing and Community Development where she promotes advancement in Energy Efficient building.

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News and Links:

Winter- Spring 2017

Code review for Virginia in Phase II

Patty speaking at Passive Home workshop March 15th

Lexington Street super modern complete

New Energy Star – DOE Zero Energy Ready Home in North Arlington underway

Fall 2016

Virginia Code review underway

Patty records a podcast with the Rethink Energy Program –  Listen at Rethink Energy podcast

Patty speaks at Arlington Community Forum on building a better house.  See the Building a Better Home series by Arlington TV

Summer 2016

Finished North 24th Street Project – Spit level reinvented

Started North Lexington Street

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Design and Building Services

Metro Green LLC, is a full service design-build firm. From intial concept through design/permits/planning and construction, we are ready to help make/remake your dream home.