EARTHCRAFT

The EarthCraft green building certification program was developed by the Greater Atlanta Home Builders Association and Southface in 1999. EarthCraft is designed to address the challenging energy, water and climate conditions of the Southeast.

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"The EarthCraft program is not only a great program for building a greener and more sustainable product, but it also teaches the contractor to think outside the box and to construct a more efficient product by reducing waste of material and energy loss."

- Justin Carlton, Tower Construction

EarthCraft certification helps to ensure that buildings and communities in the region meet strict criteria for saving energy and water, ensuring high indoor air quality and protecting our land and natural resources. To achieve an EarthCraft certification, a home or building is required to undergo independent third-party verification by a qualified technical advisor to confirm that it meets program requirements.

Southface can help you achieve certification in any of these categories. Learn more about the EarthCraft program, or visit our Residential, Commercial or Communities Services pages to get in touch with us about your project.

UPCOMING COURSES

Mon 29

EarthCraft House Builder

July 29 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Oct 10

EarthCraft House Builder

October 10 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Dec 02

EarthCraft House Builder

December 2 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

THE JOURNAL

The Opportunity for Green Affordable Housing

April is National Fair Housing Month, a perfect time to shine light on Atlanta’s affordable housing challenges. Like many cities in a rapidly urbanizing area, Atlanta’s growth and increasing desirability come at the cost of its affordable housing options. As housing prices steadily rise, the options for lower- and middle-income Atlantans become fewer. But there…

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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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