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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 would …

Rick Aranson, CEO of Jewish Family & Career Services

“Working with EarthCraft was beneficial…to build an environmentally friendly building to serve up to 100 individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The process was collaborative and educational, resulting in a cost-effective, state-of-the-art building…promoting energy efficiency and environmental sustainability.”

EarthCraft Awards Recognize the Best of the Built Environment

The EarthCraft Awards returned this year with a fresh take on what makes an EarthCraft project great. Developed in 1999 by the Greater Atlanta Home Builders Association (Greater Atlanta HBA) and Southface, EarthCraft is the Southeast’s standard for green building – pairing building science with regional know-how. EarthCraft promotes energy efficient, healthy, comfortable and durable …

Celebrate with us at the Annual EarthCraft Awards

Join us this Friday, October 21, as we honor our partners who have shown dedication to implementing the goals of EarthCraft throughout the built environment. If you are looking for a builder or technical advisor, this is a great opportunity to meet the professionals that work with us and make our program great. Even if …

Have you registered for our September Builder Training?

On September 19, 2016, Southface is holding an EarthCraft Builder Training at their SWEET Center in Atlanta. Completing this training is the first step to becoming a certified EarthCraft Builder. All projects pursuing an EarthCraft Certification must be completed by one of our certified builders. Our Builder Trainings take a building science approach to high …

Please join us for our upcoming EarthCraft Builder training on August 25.

Whether you are interested in becoming an EarthCraft Builder or you just want to brush up on the latest construction practices, the EarthCraft builder course will prepare you for continued success. Throughout this one day course, instructors will address best practices for sustainable/high performance construction and the specific standards within the EarthCraft program. Completion of …

New HVAC Training Avaliable

Designing and Installing High-Performance HVAC Systems the EarthCraft Way Due to recent interest, a new EarthCraft HVAC training has been scheduled. The training will take place at Southface’s SWEET Center on May 26, from 9AM to 5PM. The focus of the course will be creating high performance HVAC systems using EarthCraft’s above code standards as guidance. …

Exciting Certifications

Within the past few months, several impressive EarthCraft homes have been certified, two projects in particular stand out because of the way they go above and beyond in their pursuit of sustainability and efficiency. These homes are worth noting because of their commitment to above code construction and the way in which they went about creating …

U.S. & Canadian 2016 Cross Border Builder Challenge

Steve Baden, Executive Director of RESNET, and John Godden, President of the Canadian counterpart CRESNET, announced the 2016 Cross Border Builder Challenge.  “The 2015  Cross Border Home Builder Challenge has been such a huge success in promoting the utilization of the HERS Index and energy efficient home building in the U.S. and Canada that we …

EarthCraft winners pick top products for the home

Printed in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution Jan. 15, 2014 By Lori Johnston – for the AJC Builders who work with energy-efficient and eco-friendly products have tested the array of home products available to homeowners interested in using less water and energy and improving indoor air quality. Three winners of the 2013 EarthCraft Awards, part of the …