EarthCraft House Version 2: What To Expect
Posted on January 9, 2018
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...
LEED Fellow Laura Case “Builds” Career in High Performance
Posted on December 1, 2017
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...
Meet the EarthCraft Team
Posted on November 28, 2017
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-...
5 Things You Might Not Know About EarthCraft Urbanism
Posted on November 27, 2017
By David Bailey Zipping through Atlanta’s tangled web of choked freeways, you can take any exit to see the most common form of development in America – the arterial strip highway and suburban homes. You’ll undoubtedly find a box gas station, box fast food, box hotel – all surrounded by...
EarthCraft Celebrates “Well-Built for Well-Being” Excellence
Posted on October 27, 2017
Last week, 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...
Remembering EarthCraft Achievement: Part Two
Posted on October 5, 2017
The EarthCraft Celebration of Excellence is just over two weeks away, and with that comes Part Two of our series remembering past winners of EarthCraft awards (if you missed Part One, you can still check it out). EarthCraft’s commitment to sustainability and its focus on high performance buildings is exemplified through...
Joe Wilber, Senior VP Investments East, Gables Residential
Posted on September 15, 2017
“Working in conjunction with EarthCraft, we successfully brought to life a community that allows our residents to enjoy reduced utility bills due to environmentally conscious building practices. It also provides residents with a comfortable living environment while participating in effective sustainability practices.”
“Coffee Cup Chat” with Elizabeth Karlsson
Posted on September 7, 2017
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...
Remembering EarthCraft Achievement: Part 1
Posted on August 30, 2017
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...