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 high performance and resource efficiency. A leader in sustainable building practices, EarthCraft helps deliver energy efficiency, exceptional indoor air quality and improved comfort to families, tenants and business owners across the Southeast.
“Excellence in green building is a team effort – from architects to builders to inspectors to homeowners, the push towards a regenerative world begins with our spaces,” says Andrea Pinabell, President of Southface. “Nearly half of all energy consumed in the United States occurs in our homes and offices, which is why promoting efficient, well-built structures is so important.”
The EarthCraft Celebration of Excellence is also an opportunity to highlight program partners whose services continue to shape and improve the green building industry.
These projects are successful in the areas of high performance and beautiful sustainable design. They combine efficiency, appeal and functionality:
Over the past 18 years, EarthCraft has certified more than 45,000 homes in eight states throughout the Southeast thanks to the continued involvement and investment of community members and program sponsors. Projects are certified through our Atlanta office and by our partner organization Viridiant, which administers the EarthCraft program in Virginia, Maryland and the D.C. area.