Posts Tagged ‘green building’

2018: Forecasting What’s To Come In Sustainability

2017 saw a lot of new technology and brought about a host of engaging conversations that redefined the direction of sustainability and environmental issues. From Tesla’s solar roof shingles to Living Product Certification, the past year was dynamic for the sustainability industry. 2018 will undoubtedly be no different as technology and science continue to shape…

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EarthCraft House Version 2: What To Expect

  It is now 2018, and with a new year comes updates to the EarthCraft House Program. It’s no secret that 2017 was a busy and developmental year for EarthCraft House. Last year, the EarthCraft team identified a need to review and update key programmatic elements that would not only simplify the certification process, but…

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Top Articles from EarthCraft in 2017

For EarthCraft, 2017 was a year of growth and sustained commitment to improving high performance, energy efficiency, and environment stewardship in buildings throughout the community. If we had to describe 2017 in a single word, it would be “impact.” Over the past 12 months, EarthCraft has worked to expand the reach of the green building…

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The Nuts & Bolts of Decatur’s High Performing Building Standard

  In 2015, the City of Decatur passed a unified development ordinance (UDO) requiring all new residential and commercial construction to be “green certified.” Known as Decatur’s High Performance Building Standard, the regulation aims to move the City of Decatur towards a more sustainable future, focusing on high quality, high performing buildings and wellbeing for…

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EarthCraft Can Now Certify Your Commercial Interior Spaces

  The EarthCraft Light Commercial program is about to get “retrofitted.” This month, the EarthCraft Light Commercial (ECLC) team is pushing out its certification program for commercial interior spaces. Referred to as EarthCraft Fit Out, the new certification option is closely aligned with the Light Commercial arm of the EarthCraft program but focuses specifically on…

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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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My Earth Craft Dream Realized

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…

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The Impact of Green Affordable Housing

Southface’s Alex Trachtenberg and Sarah Hill, along with the Virginia Center for Housing and Research at Virginia Tech, are aiming to upend the notion that green building can’t also be affordable, especially for those who need it most.

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