Greenbuilding

Five Things You Might Not Know About EarthCraft Urbanism

Zipping through Atlanta’s tangled web of choked freeways, you can take any exit to see the most common form of development in America – the arterial strip highway and suburban homes. You’ll undoubtedly find a box gas station, box fast food, box hotel – all surrounded by acres of parking. The only place for you is inside a car or inside a building. Everything looks exactly the same, no matter where you go.

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EarthCraft Awards Celebrate “Well-Built for Well-Being” Excellence

Last night, 15 awards were presented as a part of EarthCraft’s annual Celebration of Excellence, which recognizes projects, teams, builders, contractors, and organizations that have excelled in their commitment to the EarthCraft program. Founded in 1999 by Southface and the Greater Atlanta Home Builders Association, EarthCraft is a regional green building certification program focused on…

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Remembering EarthCraft Achievement: Part 2

The EarthCraft Celebration of Excellence is just over two weeks away, and with that comes Part Two of our series remembering past winners of EarthCraft awards (if you missed Part One, you can still check it out). EarthCraft’s commitment to sustainability and its focus on high performance buildings is exemplified through many of its projects, including the two below:

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Cliff Valley Leads Area Schools In Solar Power

Cliff Valley School covered its gymnasium roof with solar panels in August, completing the largest solar project undertaken by an Atlanta area school. With a capacity of 62.56 kW, the school expects to meet up to one third of its energy needs via solar power by the end of 2017.

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Imery Group Home Receives DOE Housing Innovation Award

Advances in technology and the commodification of household amenities have begun to blend the concepts of “modern architecture” and “green building” together. For EarthCraft Builder Luis Imery, of Imery Group, design and construction are two components that are integral to the success of a project. Much of Imery’s focus has been on a holistic approach…

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East Point City Hall Project

The City of East Point encourages and welcomes sustainable business development that supports economic growth and improves quality of life for its citizens. Last month, East Point city officials broke ground for a $15.8 million City Hall project. It is expected that the new City Hall will spur economic growth and create jobs. This approximately…

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EarthCraft Light Commercial Feedback Forum

Southface is in the process of updating the EarthCraft Light Commercial (ECLC) certification program to Version 2.0. We need your feedback to make the most of this program update. Please join us on September 26th from 4:30pm to 6:30pm for a feedback forum, located in the Home Depot Training Center on the main Southface campus.…

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Remembering EarthCraft Achievement

On October 19, Southface will celebrate the EarthCraft Celebration of Excellence, an annual award ceremony that recognizes builders, architects, developers and contractors for their commitment to exceptional sustainable building design and performance.

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EarthCraft Light Commercial Certification – Version 2.0

Southface’s EarthCraft Light Commercial Certification is evolving into Version 2.0! This update will make the certification process more accessible, streamlined and affordable. As we finalize the new version for publication, we need knowledgeable people outside of Southface to review our current draft and let us know how we can make it even better. We trust…

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Launch to Celebrate Living Building at Georgia Tech

By Ken Edelstein, Editor, Kendeda Living Building Chronicle Don’t call it groundbreaking. The September 12 launch for the Living Building at Georgia Tech is about restoring the Earth more than “breaking” it. Right now, the site is a parking lot at the corner of Ferst Drive and State Street in the northwest quadrant of the…

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