Here's a place to post referrals, phone numbers, and websites of Northern Virginia building or remodeling contractors you feel comfortable recommending. If you're a contractor who'd like to be interviewed for some work, feel free to post.
Obviously, referrals are subjective; I'm sure any referrals will be further checked (due diligence) by interested persons.
I've been gathering a personal list of energy-saving features to incorporate into a new house:
WaterFurnace - Geothermal Comfort Systems
Rinnai Tankless Water Heaters
Washington, DC Solar Tours
Here's a question from a commenter that might have gotten lost a few posts ago:
I'm also building a house with a contractor's help in stafford (builder-owner/construction management), and our cost per sq.ft is a lot higher than your estimates, which sub-contractors did you pick? We are having a hard time finding a framing laborers whose cost would be under $5 per sq.ft.