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…Read More
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.…Read More
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.Read More
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…Read More
By Tom Mills, guest contributor If we have met at a Southface event within the last five years, I likely mentioned my dream of an EarthCraft home. This July, the dream was finally realized in a new home constructed in downtown Lilburn, Ga. The home is on track for EarthCraft Platinum, with SK Collaborative serving…Read More
EarthCraft Sustainable Preservation (ECSP), a partnership between Southface and The Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation, has been selected as a finalist in the Built Environment category for the 2017 Atlanta E3 Awards. The E3 Awards celebrate the companies, organizations and people who deserve recognition for their work in sustainable business practices. ECSP revitalizes underused or…Read More
Ingrid Irby works at Southface as a Residential Sustainability Services Administrator. In her spare she likes to march around Atlanta with her daughter. Read to find out more about Ingrid and her love for Southface!Read More
Fulton Supply Lofts participated in the Georgia Power Home Energy Improvement Program, and based on improvements made to the existing shell and the high efficiency systems installed, this project saw efficiency improvements of over 30 percent per unit and was eligible for the maximum rebate under the 2013-2016 HEIP funding cycle. Fulton Supply Lofts are…Read More
Green certified home renovations are sure to become more common in Decatur starting this spring, thanks in large part to the research efforts of Southface’s EarthCraft team.
Last month, Southface conducted preliminary energy and cost-savings analyses of three recently renovated homes pursuing EarthCraft Renovation certification as part of the implementation of the City of Decatur’s “High Performance Building Standard,” requiring all new construction and commercial renovation meeting certain thresholds to be certified under a green building standard.
See what happens when an experienced builder publicizes his ongoing commitment to green building. The resulting house, called “Green on Gift,” is certified as EarthCraft Platinum and has received one of the highest point totals in the program’s history.Read More