St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church in Carrollton, Georgia recently received EarthCraft Light Commercial certification for the Callahan Center, a new 6,600 square foot building that will be used for administrative purposes and church meeting spaces.

The site used for the Callahan Center was carefully planned within St. Margaret’s existing campus in order to minimize the number of trees cut down. Some existing building materials were reused in construction and the building’s concrete, drywall and exterior cladding all contain recycled materials. Spray foam insulation was used along the building roof plane to create a thermal barrier as well as an air barrier, which contributes to the building energy efficiency, as well as its good indoor air quality. Water saving fixtures, ENERGY STAR appliances, lighting controls and thermal performing windows also contribute the structure’s energy and water efficiency.

St. Margret’s project team

The St. Margaret’s project team includes:

Client – St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church
The Very Reverend Hazel Glover – pictured
The Reverend Robert Fowler, Curate – pictured
Tony McGaughey – Co-Chair Building Committee
Randy Denmon – Co-Chair Building Committee – pictured
Fran Robinson – Building Committee – pictured
Liz Key – Building Committee – pictured
Lacy Robinson – Vestry Senior Warden – pictured

Design Team
Randy Young AIA – Young-Goldstein Architects – Architect – pictured

Construction Team
Geoff Smith – R. K. Redding – Senior Project Manager – pictured
Chris Stone – R. K. Redding – General Superintendent
Jason Rook – R. K. Redding – Project Superintendent – pictured
Bliss Rogers – Merrell – Mechanical Contractor

EarthCraft Light Commercial
Denise Grimm – Southface – Program Manager
Laura Case – Southface – Project Manager – pictured
Cody David – Southface – Engineering review
Bill Abballe – Southface – Current Program Manager – pictured


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