What Exactly Is An EarthCraft House?

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“I’m asked this question almost daily, and I’m always happy to report that an EarthCraft House is not, in fact, an adobe hut.

First, the technical definition- straight from the organization itself:

EarthCraft House is a green building program that serves as a blueprint for healthy comfortable homes that reduce utility bills and protect the environment. The aim of the program is to help home builders be leaders in smart growth management and environmental stewardship.

Building an EarthCraft House is about constructing a healthy, more valuable home while minimizing environmental impacts. EarthCraft House follows a systems approach to home building that stresses an understanding of how the different components of a home work together. This approach results in a home that performs better, is more economical for the homeowner and costs little more to build than a comparable home built with standard construction practices.

Now, the less-than-technical definition:
EarthCraft House provides a standard by which builders can certify that a home has been built in a more sustainable way. In addition, this standard enables homeowners to save some serious cash on their utility bills.
Our friends over at the Atlanta Journal Constitution just published a great piece on EarthCraft Homes’ ten year anniversary.
Want to read more about EarthCraft Homes, straight from the source? Click here.
Want to go green in Inman Park? EarthCraft, EnergyStar and LEED Certified (more on LEED and EnergyStar in future posts, I promise)? Not only well built and incredibly efficient, but also super-cool. It’s called Inman Green (more on it in future posts, I promise), and it’s definitely a must-see. Click here for more information, and click here to find out how you can schedule a looksy.

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Jon Effron is widely regarded as one of the leading Realtors in Atlanta, working with both buyers and sellers throughout the metro area to maximize their real estate investments. In 2014, Jon was the #1 individual agent at Keller Williams Intown, one of the largest brokerages in Intown Atlanta. Prior to becoming a Realtor, Jon was the Vice President of Development at Tujay Group, an Atlanta real estate development firm. His career pre-real estate included stints at ABCNews.com, eGroups (now Yahoo! Groups) and Elite Traveler magazine, where he served as the Vice President of Marketing.