EarthCraft Summer Newsletter
Posted on June 15, 2014
This fall marks the 15th Anniversary of EarthCraft! Congratulations to everyone for being a part of one of the most successful, transformative and meaningful green building programs in the nation. EarthCraft has changed the lives for many homeowners; everything from saving them money on energy bills, improving their children and...
EarthCraft Sustainable Preservation Launched
Posted on May 22, 2014
Southface and The Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation have launched EarthCraft Sustainable Preservation (ECSP) certification program. It is targeted specifically to historic buildings 50,000 square feet or less in size located in the Southeastern U.S. climate zones 2a (hot-humid), 3a (warm-humid), and 4a (mixed-humid).
Kirstin Hobday, COO of Thrive Homes on EarthCraft Homes
Posted on March 31, 2014
““I think it’s important for any forward-thinking builder to be focused on energy efficiency and thinking green…   we’ve researched and adapted the best practices of EarthCraft certification to our construction specifications in an effort to build highly energy efficient homes.” Kirstin Hobday, Thrive Homes – Atlanta INtown March 2014
Energy-saving homes an important buying factor
Posted on March 31, 2014
Previously published in Atlanta Intown by Colin As environmental awareness grows, prospective homeowners are looking for houses that are energy efficient and sustainable. Atlanta builders are up to the challenge, as they continue to design and construct more green-friendly homes. “Homebuyers are increasingly interested in well-built and sustainable homes,” said Beth...
EarthCraft winners pick top products for the home
Posted on January 15, 2014
Printed in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution Jan. 15, 2014 By Lori Johnston – for the AJC Builders who work with energy-efficient and eco-friendly products have tested the array of home products available to homeowners interested in using less water and energy and improving indoor air quality. Three winners of the 2013...
Energy-Saving Features of the Serenbe Community
Posted on September 20, 2013
EarthCraft-certified homes at Serenbe are energy-efficient, and planned transit improvements will also help save energy, POSTED ON SEP 19 2013 BY ALEX WILSON In this blog last week I described some of the unique features of Serenbe, a New Urbanist community outside Atlanta, where I had the good fortune to be invited...
Atlanta Partnership Makes Green Homes Affordable
Posted on June 21, 2011
The biggest hurdle in owning or renting a “green” home has been having enough green to afford it. A new partnership between The Home Depot Foundation, Enterprise Community Partners, Inc., the City of Atlanta and Southface is hoping to get more low-income homebuyers into hundreds of EarthCraft-certified homes, which carry...