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...
Rick Aranson, CEO of Jewish Family & Career Services
Posted on August 24, 2017
“Working with EarthCraft was beneficial…to build an environmentally friendly building to serve up to 100 individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The process was collaborative and educational, resulting in a cost-effective, state-of-the-art building…promoting energy efficiency and environmental sustainability.”
“Q&A by the Coffee Machine” with Anna Trakhman
Posted on August 10, 2017
The EarthCraft and Southface team recently welcomed Anna Trakhman, our new Associate for Residential Sustainability Services. We sat down with Anna to learn more about who she is and her role working with EarthCraft. Tell us a little bit about yourself, Anna. Where were you before Southface? Before I started at...
2017 EarthCraft Awards: Celebrating Excellence
Posted on August 2, 2017
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...
EarthCraft Sustainable Preservation Named a Finalist in 2017 Atlanta E3 Awards
Posted on July 21, 2017
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...
One State Leads the Way in Zero Energy Homes – You Probably Know Which One
Posted on June 28, 2017
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...
Health Benefits of Residential Energy Efficiency
Posted on December 13, 2016
Residential energy efficiency (EE) program administrators and other stakeholders are increasingly interested in understanding the potential occupant health benefits of EE upgrades in homes, and the methodologies to fully value health co-benefits in EE program cost-effectiveness practices. Interest is growing in exploring opportunities to work with health partners to leverage...