U.S. & Canadian 2016 Cross Border Builder Challenge
Posted on December 3, 2015
Steve Baden, Executive Director of RESNET, and John Godden, President of the Canadian counterpart CRESNET, announced the 2016 Cross Border Builder Challenge.  “The 2015  Cross Border Home Builder Challenge has been such a huge success in promoting the utilization of the HERS Index and energy efficient home building in the...
Young Israel of Toco Hills achieves EarthCraft Light Commercial Gold
Posted on April 30, 2015
Young Israel of Toco Hills, a Modern Jewish Orthodox community in Atlanta, Georgia, first opened its doors in 1994. Ten years ago, the synagogue realized that it was quickly outgrowing its space and began planning for a larger facility. The new 13,200 square foot synagogue achieved EarthCraft Light Commercial Gold...
Dan Martin Pool House Achieves EarthCraft Light Commercial Certification
Posted on April 15, 2015
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...
Lower Interest Rates for EarthCraft Multifamily
Posted on March 12, 2015
The Greater Atlanta Home Builders Association and Southface are pleased to announce that Fannie Mae will reward multifamily properties with a green building certification, such as EarthCraft Multifamily, with a lower interest rate. EarthCraft is one of several certifications recognized under Fannie Mae’s Green Financing Solutions program, which also includes...
St. Margaret’s Callahan Center achieves EarthCraft Light Commercial Certification
Posted on January 29, 2015
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...
Georgia Northwestern Turning Home Construction Green
Posted on December 2, 2014
College builds energy-efficient green home on campus. A year-long construction project designed to teach how to build homes in an earth-friendly way reached completion last Thursday on Georgia Northwestern Technical College’s Gordon County Campus in Calhoun, Ga. Leaders from across the region, participating vendors, and college administration were on hand...
NorSouth Constructs Awarded 2014 EarthCraft Communities Project of the Year
Posted on December 2, 2014
Leading Southeast contractor recognized for sustainable partnership in the multi-phase redevelopment of Decatur Housing Authority’s Allen Wilson Community. Southeast green building certification program EarthCraft announced its 2014 award winners in a ceremony hosted by Southface Energy Institute and the Greater Atlanta Home Builders Association on October 29th in Atlanta, Ga....
EarthCraft Program Celebrates 15th Anniversary
Posted on October 30, 2014
EarthCraft Awards highlight excellence within the program The Greater Atlanta Home Builders Association (GAHBA) and Southface celebrated the 15th anniversary of the EarthCraft program at the October 29 EarthCraft Celebration of Excellence. Over 100 green building professionals celebrated the event, at which the annual EarthCraft Awards for excellence within the...
EarthCraft: 15 Years of Innovation
Posted on October 1, 2014
Published in the Atlanta Building News  – content contributed by Southface staff The EarthCraft green building certification program was developed by the Greater Atlanta Home Builders Association and Southface in 1999. EarthCraft certification helps to ensure that buildings and communities in the region meet strict criteria for saving energy and water,...