EarthCraft Builder Awards

EarthCraft Builder Awards

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2010 EarthCraft Award Winners Celebrate 10 Years of Green Building across the Southeast; Over 8,500 EarthCraft Buildings Certified in Six States ATLANTA, GA – January 29, 2010 – The Greater Atlanta Home Builders Association (GAHBA) and Southface kicked off the EarthCraft program’s second decade with a grand celebration at Philips Arena. More than 250 EarthCraft builders, contractors, designers, architects and sponsors gathered at Philips, the country’s first LEED certified sports arena, to celebrate a decade of  accomplishments in green building across the Southeast. Led by David Ellis, executive vice president of the Greater Atlanta HBA and Dennis Creech, executive director of Southface, attendees celebrated the decade’s completion of 5,371 EarthCraft single family homes; 3,117 EarthCraft multifamily units; 55 EarthCraft renovation projects; five EarthCraft community developments; and five EarthCraft light commercial buildings, all of which are designed and built for energy, water and resource efficiency. The EarthCraft program also received a grant from the Georgia Environmental Facilities Authority (GEFA) to increase its engagement with home builder associations across the state, and to train additional building professionals on EarthCraft design and construction principles. Said David Ellis, “We are very proud of the work our EarthCraft professionals do in the Southeast, recognizing that EarthCraft buildings address the unique energy, water and climate conditions prevalent in this region of the country. The EarthCraft team congratulates all 2009 award nominees and winners!”

Single Family Builder of the Year for Metro Atlanta
 DR Horton, Inc.
 Monte Hewett Homes, LLC
 Windsong Properties
 The Plinth Group (winner)

Single Family Builder of the Year for the Southeast Region
 Pulte Homes, Inc.
 Haven Custom Homes
 Simonini Builders, Inc.
 Crescent Homes, Inc. (winner)

Renovator of the Year
 Amazing America
 Hammertime Construction, Inc.
 Athens Land Trust
 Wickstead Works (winner)

Multifamily Builder of the Year
 Gables Residential
 Fortune-Johnson, Inc.
 Hogan Contruction Group
 Catamount Constructors, Inc. (winner)

Affordable Housing Builder of the Year
 Atlanta Habitat for Humanity
 Southern Crescent Habitat for Humanity
 Habitat for Humanity, Mobile County
 J.M. Wilkerson Construction Company, Inc. (winner)

Single Family Project of the Year
 Going Green House – Brock Built, LLC
 Trenor Residence – Addison Homes, LLC
 Hoover’s Green Home – Alpha Home Builders
 The New World Homes by New World Home, LLC (winner)

Renovation Project of the Year
 North Pope Street – Athens Land Trust
 Mohan Residence – Camdur Building Group
 North Highland Avenue – Amazing America
 Welcome House – Progressive Redevelopmnet, Inc.
 Lyons Residence – Cruikshank Remodeling
 The Glasgow Residence by Hammertime Construction Inc. (winner)

Multifamily Project of the Year
 Campus Crossing at Briarcliff – Campus Apartments
 Gables Midtown – Gables Residential
 Sustainable Fellwood – Melaver, Inc.
 Tremont by Coro Realty Advisors, LLC (winner)

Light Commercial Project of the Year
 The Murial Lokey Center of Emmaus House
 AVI by Marvin Design Gallery (winner)

Affordable Multifamily Project of the Year
 Welcome House – PROGRESSIVE Redevelopment, Inc.
 Phoenix Pass – Manor Homes, Inc.
 The Avery – Southern Crescent Habitat for Humanity
 Summit Trail, CHRIS Kids (winner)

Single Family Developer of the Year
 Monte Hewett
 DR Horton
 O’Dwyer Associates
 Waterford Homes, Inc.
 Monte Hewett Homes, LLC (winner)

Multifamily Developer of the Year
 Campus Apartments
 Coro Realty Advisors, LLC
 Gables Residential (winner)

Communities Developer of the Year
 Melaver, Inc.
 Patrick Square, LLC, JMC Communities (winner)

Affordable Multifamily Developer of the Year
 PROGRESSIVE Redevelopment, Inc.
 Atlanta Habitat for Humanity
 Southern Crescent Habitat for Humanity
 Melaver, Inc. (winner)

Sponsor of the Year
 MARVIN / Integrity (winner)

EarthCraft event sponsors included the following organizations: Owens Corning; Georgia
Pacific; Water Furnace; Icynene; Boral Bricks; Panasonic; Marvin Windows and Doors; Henry
Company; J.M. Huber Corporation; and Johns Manville.

About EarthCraft
A joint program of the Greater Atlanta Home Builders Association and Southface, EarthCraft is a
green building program that addresses the unique climate conditions of the Southeast, and
includes more than 450 trained builders from across six states. All EarthCraft buildings undergo
two independent 3rd party inspections to evaluate compliance with these program requirements:
 Advanced energy-efficiency capabilities, including ENERGY STAR lighting and appliances,
that reduce energy consumption;
 Water conservation capabilities that save potable water;
 Resource-conserving design and materials to minimize impact on landfills;
 Healthy indoor air quality for occupant comfort;
 Good site location and planning for transportation convenience;
 An education program for homeowners to ensure optimum benefit from living in an EarthCraft

About the Greater Atlanta Home Builders Association
The Greater Atlanta Home Builders Association (HBA) is a nonprofit professional trade
association dedicated to promoting, protecting and preserving the homebuilding industry as a
viable economic force in the Atlanta area. Please visit for more

About Southface
Southface promotes sustainable homes, workplaces and communities through education,
research, advocacy and technical assistance. Please visit for more

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