The EarthCraft green building certification programs, which were first developed in 1999 in a partnership between the Greater Atlanta Home Builders Association and Southface, are designed to address the challenging energy, water and climate conditions of the Southeast. 

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Healthy Homes Gaining Priority in Green Home Strategies

A healthy home is a happy home, and a hot selling one as well.

Green building project uses humidity data loggers to train students

Students in a residential energy technology program are using temperature/humidity loggers to scientifically track green building practices.

Energy efficient apartments saving millions for Virginia residents

Residents of energy efficient apartments save an average of $54 a month, or $648 annually, on their electricity bills, according a Housing Virginia study.

High performance home demand growing as the market rebounds

Consumers are beginning to understand the value in high performance building, and as the housing market recovers green builders are seeing the benefits.

Proud Green Home at Serenbe wins DOE Housing Innovation Award

The Proud Green Home at Serenbe was named a Housing Innovation Award winner by the U.S. Department of Energy during the Energy and Environmental Building Alliance’s Excellence in Building Conference in St. Louis, Missouri.

Proud Green Home at Serenbe named DOE Innovation Award winner

The Proud Green Home at Serenbe has been named a DOE Zero Energy Ready Home Housing Innovation Award Winner for 2014 in the Custom Category.

DOE recognizes Proud Green Home at Serenbe

The U.S. Department of Energy recognized the Proud Green Home at Serenbe as the first DOE Zero Energy Ready Home in the state of Georgia.

Southface creates green building certification program for historic buildings

Preservation of historic buildings across the southeast will be eligible for the new green building certification program launched with the Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation and Southface. The Atlanta-based organizations partnered to create the nation’s first green building certification program...

Proud Green Home at Serenbe making news for high performance

Found out what makes this net-zero home a favorite of green building fans.

Q&A: deep green home remodel earns EarthCraft Platinum

Green home remodel combines style and efficiency in competitive market.

Proud Green Home receives NAHB 'Project of the Year Award for Single Family-Small Volume'

Deep green demonstration home honored for high performance and architectural style.

Zero-VOC paints line the walls of the Proud Green Home at Serenbe

Indoor quality was a top priority in the home's design.

Consumers coming to value green home ratings

The Proud Green Home at Serenbe has earned multiple green home certifications.

Building envelope blends old and new techniques for long-term performance (video)

Behind the walls, building science makes all the difference. 

For a high performance home, the whole is greater than the sum of its parts

Everything affects everything in the Proud Green Home at Serenbe

Interior planning pays off for indoor air quality at Proud Green Home (video)

Design balances interior and exterior performance and comfort.

Detailed planning delivers a high-performance Proud Green Home (video)

Home design reflects the natural setting for the best performance and comfort. 

Builders must improve the way they talk to consumers about green building (photos)

Techno-speak won't do the trick for busy homebuyers.  

Homebuilders inspired by Proud Green Home at Serenbe to deliver more green building

Before he can instruct consumers on the advantages of high-performance homes, Manson Peppers needed to be schooled himself. That’s why he visited the Proud Green Home during its opening weekend Aug.

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