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Georgia Ranks 4th for National Green Building Standard

Georgia ranks among the top 10 states for National Green Building Standard (NGBS) green certification activity. With 350,000 homes certified to the NGBS since its launch in 2009, builders across the United States are continually adding to the pipeline of NGBS projects. Here’s a snapshot at the top certification activity in 2021 for both single-family and multifamily projects: Five states rank[...]

Green Home Buyers Report they are Overwhelmingly Satisfied with Purchase

March is National Designation Month, and the Greater Atlanta Home Builders Association and the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) are shining the spotlight on industry professionals who go the extra mile. By pursuing additional training and educational opportunities, those industry professionals are able to obtain professional designations that signify their specialized knowledge. Receiving a green building designation has become more[...]

Founder of Southface, Dennis Creech, Wins the 2013 Hanley Award

The 2013 Hanley Award for Vision and Leadership in Sustainable Housing was awarded to an Atlanta visionary, an unordinary environmentalist and a catalyst for change. Dennis Creech, the founder of Southface, won this year’s Hanley Award and the $50,000 prize for being a new breed of green champion. With nearly four decades in the sustainability movement under his belt, Creech has[...]