The Celebration of Excellence honors the best of the built environment, and marks the beginning of the EarthCraft resurgence.

ec-awards-32-quail-run-roadAtlanta, GA — October 27, 2016 — Imery Group was named the 2016 Design Award for Excellence by Southface and the Greater Atlanta Home Builders Association (GAHBA) at the October 24 EarthCraft Celebration of Excellence. EarthCraft, the Southeast’s standard for green building, promotes energy, water and resource efficient homes and buildings.

The 2016 Awards were given in three overall categories: Achievement Awards, High Performance Awards and Design Awards.

Design Awards celebrate success in the field of high performance design. These projects combine efficiency, appeal and functionality in exceptional design schemes.

Imery Group was honored for leadership in high performance design and construction for the an EarthCraft Platinum, DOE Zero Energy Ready Design-Build Custom Home in Crawford, GA

This year marks the resurgence of the awards program, last held in 2014, and a fresh take on what makes an EarthCraft project great. The awards were presented by Robert Reed, Director of Residential Sustainability Services at Southface. “The return of the EarthCraft Awards recognizes the surge in the industry to pre-recession levels,” Reed said. “We felt it was important to commend the strong example that these projects and this brand represent in the world of high performance buildings.” More than 70 green building professionals attended the event this year to celebrate the best that EarthCraft has to offer.

About Imery Group

Imery Group specializes in healthy, durable, efficient and comfortable smart custom homes in metro Atlanta and Northeast Georgia. Imery Group is one of only four Georgia builders committed to building homes that meet the requirements of both the DOE’s Zero Energy Ready Home program and the EPA’s WaterSense program. In addition to best-in-class guarantees for workmanship, materials and defects, Imery Group also offers unique written warrantees on energy usage and comfort in new homes. Learn more at

About EarthCraft
EarthCraft is a green building certification program designed to address climate, energy and water issues unique to the southeastern United States. EarthCraft serves as a blueprint for resource-efficient single-family homes, multifamily structures, renovation projects, community developments and light-commercial buildings. EarthCraft also offers a Sustainable Preservation program designed specifically for historic buildings. Founded by the Greater Atlanta Home Builders Association and Southface in 1999, the EarthCraft program has certified more than 40,000 homes. Learn more at

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