Program Highlights

  • Sustainable building certification for historic commercial, multifamily, and single-family residential structures
  • Combined historic preservation principles with energy and water efficiency standards
  • Third-party field verification and diagnostic testing
  • Modest project registration costs
  • Program designed and implemented by building science experts
  • Streamlined verification process

Program Costs

Single Family Price Breakdown
Multifamily Price Breakdown
Commercial Price Breakdown:

  • <10,000 sq ft:  $2,000
  • ≥10,000 sq ft to 30,000 sq ft:  $4,000
  • ≥30,000 sq ft to 50,000 sq ft:  $6,000
  • ≥50,000 sq ft to 80,000sq ft:  $12,000

Square footage based on finished condition square footage

ECSP Technical Advisors (TAs)

Residential Projects (Single Family & Multifamily)
Light Commercial:

Learn more about the certification process

EarthCraft Sustainable Preservation (ECSP)

Southface and The Georgia Trust developed the nation’s first green building certification program for historic buildings; Rhodes Hall was the first pilot project of the program.

EarthCraft Sustainable Preservation (ECSP) is a regional green building certification program created specifically for historic buildings. ECSP offers third-party certification for environmentally responsible design and construction practices for historic buildings in the Southeast. The program is designed to evaluate and highlight what is inherently sustainable about historic buildings while providing guidance on appropriate alterations to make them more energy and water efficient. Projects will receive technical guidance from green building and preservation experts helping to achieve customized solutions for more sustainable historic buildings. ECSP is specifically intended for historic building projects sized 50,000 square feet or less, however all projects may be considered on a case-by-case basis.

1138 Harwell St, ECSP Single Family – Certified
Fulton Supply Lofts, ECSP Multifamily – Certified

Additional Program Costs

To officially begin an EarthCraft Sustainable Preservation project, each project must be registered prior to the Pre-Drywall Inspection. The registration fee is non-refundable and does not guarantee the project will be certified. The totals below include EarthCraft administration fees, and do not include any additional fees as outlined by EarthCraft Technical Advisors or any additional technical assistance. Fees include mandatory two years of building performance monitoring with Lucid Building OS.

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