Monthly Archives: September 2013

Green has Never Been So Chic: Savoy at Brookhaven

Design by Cecconi Simone Inc.Green has never been so chic! Ashton Woods Homes is pleased to announce the opening of two energy-efficient model homes in our newest community, Savoy at Town Brookhaven. Priced from $469,900, these Atlanta new homes were designed by Cecconi Simone Inc., a Toronto-based, full service interior design practice. The grand opening will be held on Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013.

The homes feature the Savoy and Oglethorpe floor plans and both were designed according to their layout and structure. One home will have an eclectic feel, mixing a white and walnut color palette with linens, cottons, reclaimed wood and industrial accents. While the other will have a more traditional feel with rich colors and fabrics such as satin and velvet. Continue reading

Deadline Approaching for Submissions to the 2014 NAHBGreen Awards

The deadline to submit your green building project into the 2014 NAHBGreen Awards is rapidly approaching. All entries must be submitted by Tuesday, October 15, 2013 to be eligible to win a Project or Advocate of the Year award, which will be presented in February during the International Builders’ Show (IBS) in Las Vegas.

Presented by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), the NAHBGreen Awards recognizes individuals, companies and organizations for excellence in residential green design and construction practices, as well as for green building program and advocacy efforts.

“In recent years, there has been a surge of interest in green building, and the industry has responded by designing and constructing high-performance homes that reflect not only green and energy efficient principles, but also innovative design,” said NAHB Chairman Rick Judson, a home builder from Charlotte, N.C. “Each year, NAHB recognizes the very best work in this sector in its NAHBGreen Awards.”

This year, organizers of the awards have attempted to make it easier to submit entries by streamlining the submission process and making it quicker. Applications for Project of the Year have been revised this year and can be submitted online.

The awards categories include Project of the Year – Single-family, Project of the Year – Multifamily, Project of the Year – Remodel, Project of the Year – Green Site Development and Advocate of the Year.

The awards are open to both NAHB and non-NAHB members. To be eligible for the Green Project of the Year categories, projects must have been started no earlier than January 2010 and substantially completed by December 2013. All homes and developments must be scored to either the 2008 or 2012 ICC-700 National Green Building Standard® to ensure fair comparison for judging purposes. This can be done by downloading the score sheets online.

Application fees are $250 for Project of the Year categories and $150 for Advocate of the Year.

For more information or to apply for the 2014 NAHBGreeen Awards, please visit www.NAHB.org/GreenBuildingAwards. Please contact Chad Riedy at criedy@nahb.org with any additional questions.