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In the Media: Edgewood Craftsman reno is an eco-friendly, reclaimed treasure

Feb 7, 2018. www.ajc.com This story was originally published by the AJC. For the full story, click here.

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 …

LEED Fellow Laura Case “Builds” Career in High Performance

By Laura Case My journey in sustainability and the built environment began almost 20 years ago. At the time, I was a project manager on Emory University’s campus charged with understanding and implementing a nascent, green building certification program across new building projects for the university. The first of these projects for Emory was the …

Meet the EarthCraft Team

We’re a team of dedicated professionals, building scientists, technical experts, and marketing gurus. While we might be from different places and come to the table with different skills, we each share a passion for our buildings, our communities and our planet. Meet the EarthCraft faces inspiring green spaces: -Stephen DeLaurier- EarthCraft Light Commercial Been working …

“Coffee Cup Chat” with Elizabeth Karlsson

The EarthCraft crew is growing! We’re excited to welcome Elizabeth Karlsson, the new Fellow for Residential Sustainability Services, to our ranks. Surrounded by the aroma of a freshly brewed cup of coffee, we sat down to learn how Elizabeth joined our team: Tell us a little bit about yourself. Where did you go to school? …

Remembering EarthCraft Achievement: Part 1

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. Founded by Southface and the Greater Atlanta Homebuilders Association in 1999, EarthCraft is a green building certification program that aims to combat the …

2017 EarthCraft Awards: Celebrating Excellence

Well-built for well-being deserves to be celebrated Each year, EarthCraft recognizes excellent projects, as well as builders, developers and project team members who exhibit steadfast commitment to sustainable building practices. The EarthCraft Celebration of Excellence is also an opportunity to highlight program partners whose services continue to shape and improve the green building industry. EarthCraft …

EarthCraft Sustainable Preservation Named a Finalist in 2017 Atlanta E3 Awards

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 …

One State Leads the Way in Zero Energy Homes – You Probably Know Which One

Recent reports from the Net-Zero Energy Coalition indicate that net-zero energy homes are becoming more popular, thanks in large part to changing local energy standards and specifications. “Net-zero energy homes,” more simply known as “zero energy homes,” produce enough energy to meet its total energy consumption needs, as explained by the Department of Energy (DOE). …

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 …