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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[...]

Trilith Development

Trilith Development Promotes Sustainable New Urbanist Way of Living

Trilith is an award-winning 235-acre master-planned residential and mixed-use development located in Fayetteville, Georgia (south metro Atlanta). Adjacent to Trilith Studios and envisioned as a haven for storytellers and creatives, the new urbanist development is a contemporary walkable environment. Inspired by Europe’s walkable and picturesque villages, Trilith adds a modern twist and Hollywood luxury to classical architecture to create a harmonious[...]

Green Builder Media Reveals Hot 50 Green Building Products

Green Builder Media Reveals Hot 50 Green Building Products

The annual Hot 50 issue from Green Builder Media highlights the best sustainable products released by companies in the homebuilding industry. After such an unpredictable year, 2021 brings positive advances in green technology. See what Green Builder editors selected as the most innovative, sustainable products in the building market. In 2020, Green Builder featured products that helped stimulate resilience in the construction[...]

Chris Laumer-Giddens with LG Squared

LG Squared Talks High Performance on Radio

Chris Laumer-Giddens, a principal with LG Squared, is in studio for today’s episode of Atlanta Real Estate Forum Radio. Joined by co-hosts Carol Morgan and Todd Schnick, Laumer-Giddens discusses his background, how he became involved with LG Squared, the types of products and services available and more on today’s All About Real Estate segment of Radio. Laumer-Giddens knew he wanted to[...]

All About Real Estate with NARI President Judy Mozen

On today’s All About Real Estate edition of the Atlanta Real Estate Forum Radio Show, our hosts Bryan Nonni and Todd Schnick are joined by Judy Mozen, president of Handcrafted Homes. Judy is also the national president of the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) and Atlanta Home Remodeling Company. The Atlanta Home Remodeling Company is a unique, boutique-sized company[...]

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[...]

Five Tips to Reduce Utility Costs

When deciding on whether to buy an older home or have a new home custom built, it is important to consider the benefits of how much more energy-efficient new construction can be. Keystone Homes builds all of our Augusta new homes with Energy Star rated windows and appliances, tight construction, energy-efficient air conditioning units and low-flow shower heads. All of[...]

Earth Cents Makes Sense, Saves Dollars

Is one of your New Year’s resolutions to go greener? Georgia Power has rolled out a new portfolio of options for those homeowners and builders looking to make green changes to their Atlanta real estate. Earth Cents, as it is called, is a new set of energy-efficiency programs to help Georgia Power’s customers cut back on energy usage, save money and[...]