I can not believe the year went by since the city of Decatur announced the adaptation of a High Performance Ordinance. Well in 2014 they decided to embark on this noble cause, and now is mandatory.
I personally believe this is a HUGH step towards improving construction standards, and a great example of taking a chance and being a leader in the State. Hopefully other municipalities will follow their steps.
Basically, all new homes will need to comply with a green building standard such as EarthCraft, LEED, NAHB Green and other options. The good news is that we already do custom homes ( design – built) to these standards, and through our green rating division provide verification services. In fact, we verified over 400 dwellings last year.
If you like to see what an EarthCraft House is all about, feel free to contact us. We are currently building an EarthCraft Zero Energy Ready home in Chamblee, GA.