The Dan Martin Pool House at the Garden Hills Pool in Atlanta, Georgia has achieved EarthCraft Light Commercial certification. The Garden Hills Pool is a public facility owned by the City of Atlanta and leased to the Garden Hills Pool & Park Association, a 14-member neighborhood volunteer board. The pool house includes restrooms, changing facilities, meeting spaces and a concession stand.

During construction, the project team was able to divert 99.7 percent of all construction waste from landfills. Drywall and concrete with recycled content were used in construction and light colored paving was used in order to reduce the urban heat island effect. In order to ensure good indoor air quality, the building uses low VOC paints and carpeting. The installation of efficient water fixtures was especially important for this project given the function of the pool house. In order maximize energy efficiency, the mechanical system was positioned within the building envelope and spray foam insulation was used around the perimeter of the building envelope. A high efficiency HVAC system was installed along with occupancy sensors and energy efficient lighting and windows.

Dan Martin Pool House Project Team
Dan Martin Pool House Project Team

The Dan Martin Pool House Project Team includes:

City Authorities:
Atlanta City Council District 7 Commissioner Howard Shook
Former Atlanta City Councilman Aaron Watson

Supporting Agencies and Associations:
Kendeda Fund
Park Pride
Sam Massell – President of the Buckhead Coalition
Jim Floyd – President of the Garden Hills Neighborhood Foundation
Barbara Howell – Primary Fundraiser on the project

Jeff Clark – President, Garden Hills Pool and Park Association

H. Anne Blakely Sciarrone, AIA – H. Anne Blakely Sciarrone Architecture – Architect
Mark Minick – Minick Engineering – Managing Principal
Steve Battenfield – Minick Engineering – Mechanical Engineer
Michael French – Minick Engineering – Electrical Engineer
Cynthia Davis – Minick Engineering – Plumbing Engineer

Jay Rhoden III – The Macallan Group – Managing Principal
Nathan Harbison – the Macallan Group – Construction Manager
Keri Wells – The Macallan Group – Project Manager

EarthCraft Light Commercial Program:
Bill Abballe, AIA – Southface – Program Manager
Laura Case – Southface – Project Manager
Cody David – Southface – Engineering review