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...
EarthCraft Awards Recognize the Best of the Built Environment
Posted on November 3, 2016
The EarthCraft Awards returned this year with a fresh take on what makes an EarthCraft project great. Developed in 1999 by the Greater Atlanta Home Builders Association (Greater Atlanta HBA) and Southface, EarthCraft is the Southeast’s standard for green building – pairing building science with regional know-how. EarthCraft promotes energy...
Celebrate with us at the Annual EarthCraft Awards
Posted on October 18, 2016
Join us this Friday, October 21, as we honor our partners who have shown dedication to implementing the goals of EarthCraft throughout the built environment. If you are looking for a builder or technical advisor, this is a great opportunity to meet the professionals that work with us and make...
Have you registered for our September Builder Training?
Posted on September 12, 2016
On September 19, 2016, Southface is holding an EarthCraft Builder Training at their SWEET Center in Atlanta. Completing this training is the first step to becoming a certified EarthCraft Builder. All projects pursuing an EarthCraft Certification must be completed by one of our certified builders. Our Builder Trainings take a...
Please join us for our upcoming EarthCraft Builder training on August 25.
Posted on August 12, 2016
Whether you are interested in becoming an EarthCraft Builder or you just want to brush up on the latest construction practices, the EarthCraft builder course will prepare you for continued success. Throughout this one day course, instructors will address best practices for sustainable/high performance construction and the specific standards within...