The Renovator of the Year award recognizes an EarthCraft renovator who goes above and beyond established measures to decrease energy consumption in an existing home. Wickstead Works was awarded this prestigious honor for the second year by the Greater Atlanta Home Builders Association (GAHBA) and EarthCraft at the annual Builders Breakfast Awards Ceremony earlier this year.
Developed by the GAHBA through a partnership with Southface Energy Institute, government and industry leaders, EarthCraft is a voluntary green building program that serves as a blueprint for healthy, comfortable homes that reduce utility bills and protect the environment. Since EarthCraft’s inception in 1999, more than 450 builders have become builder members and more than 7,150 homes in the Southeast region have been certified to EarthCraft standards.
President of Wickstead Works, Frank Wickstead said, “We have remained very active despite the economy and we attribute that success in part to our partnership with the EarthCraft program.”
Each EarthCraft home 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 is still comparable in price to a home built with standard construction practices.
Congratulations to WicksteadWorks on winning the Renovator of the Year Award!