EarthCraft Awards Presented for Green Building Design and Construction

The 2013 EarthCraft Awards were presented by David Ellis, Executive Vice President of the Greater Atlanta Home Builders Association, and Dennis Creech, Executive Director of Southface, in the company of over 100 green building design and construction industry leaders at Emory Point on October 30.

Developed in 1999 by the Greater Atlanta Home Builders Association and Southface, EarthCraft is the Southeast’s standard for green building - pairing building science with regional know-how. EarthCraft promotes energy efficient, healthy, comfortable and durable new construction and renovation.

The EarthCraft Awards are an integral component of the program. Rewarding builders that exceed standard program requirements brings recognition to program partners and helps advance innovation in the region’s green building industry. Developers, builders, architects, engineers, project managers, trade contractors and EarthCraft Technical Advisors are recognized for their commitment to advancing sustainable construction and providing healthy, comfortable and durable homes and workplaces.

The annual EarthCraft Celebration of Excellence provides a valuable networking opportunity for industry professionals to share best-practices, and program sponsors to promote the latest technology advancements and products available for the Southeast.  The EarthCraft program is sponsored by: Icynene, The Home Depot, Huber ZIP System, WaterFurnace Geothermal, Marvin/Integrity, Fi-Foil, Construction Resources, Inc. and Panasonic.

Dennis Creech, Southface Executive Director and Greater Atlanta HBA board member, said, “EarthCraft is a high performance building program, so all EarthCraft builders are a cut above. However, these projects represent exemplary attention to quality and performance. We salute our 2013 award winners and thank them for their commitment to EarthCraft and high performance housing and community design.”

 The 2013 EarthCraft Award winners are:

EarthCraft Award of Environmental Excellence

The Landmark Group and Rehab Builders for their work on Cotton Mill Lofts, Hawkinsville, Georgia

EarthCraft House Project of the Year

The Proud Green Home at Serenbe constructed by Imery and Co., LLC, Chattahoochee Hills, Georgia

EarthCraft House Builder of the Year

Chatham Home Builders Inc., Savannah, Georgia

EarthCraft Renovation Project of the Year

Emerson Street Residence by Century Craft Homes, Decatur, Georgia

EarthCraft Renovator of the Year

Environs Residential Design & Construction, Atlanta, Georgia

EarthCraft Multifamily Project of the Year

Berean Village developed by Berean Community Development Corporation, Atlanta, Georgia

EarthCraft Multifamily Project Team of the Year

W.H. Gross Construction for their work on The Village at Winding Road, St. Marys, Georgia

EarthCraft Communities Project of the Year

Harmony Greene developed by Woda Group, LLC and Parallel Housing Inc., Pooler, Georgia

EarthCraft Communities Project Team of the Year

Rea Ventures, LLC, Great Southern, LLC and Martin Riley Associates for their work on Goshen Crossing Phase 1- Rincon, Georgia and Fern Point Phase 1- Toccoa, Georgia

EarthCraft Light Commercial Project of the Year

Bosch Experience Center at Serenbe developed by Bosch and Serenbe, Chattahoochee Hills, Georgia

EarthCraft Light Commercial Project Team of the Year

Locus Design + Consulting, Inc. and Property Solutions Group for their work on Strippaggio at Emory Point, Atlanta, Georgia

About EarthCraft

EarthCraft is a green building certification program designed to address climate, energy and water issues unique to the southeastern United States. EarthCraft serves as a blueprint for resource-efficient single-family homes, multi-family structures, renovation projects, community developments and light-commercial buildings. Founded by the Greater Atlanta Home Builders Association and South face in 1999, the EarthCraft program has certified 28, 500 projects throughout the Southeast. Learn more at www.earthcraft.org.