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Atlanta Green Homes Committee Formation Meeting

April 23, 2009


Last night Carol and I attended Atlanta’s first Green Homes Committee Formation Meeting.  Before the meeting we toured a home in Decatur that is tracking LEED Platinum.  It was built by Robert Soens of Pinnacle Custom Builders and designed by architect Robert Cain.  It is a pretty amazing home to stand inside and visualize all of the innovative products that went inside it, not to mention all of the cool systems that are running behind the scenes including a 2500 gallon rainwater collection system that supplies water for the toilets & landscaping, a solar photovoltaic system, geothermal heating & cooling, and the list goes on.  I have included some shots of the house below.

After the tour we all met up again at Parkers on Ponce in downtown Decatur for a discussion and dinner.  Carl Seville and Robert Soens are the Co-Chairs of the committee.  The purpose of the meeting was to introduce the concept to people and businesses that are active in the green building community and begin to organize some committees that can bring more exposure to the movement and to those that have been instrumental in it’s success thus far.  One of the cool things we discussed was putting together a green home tour in Atlanta.  Another idea was a speaker series which is something Carol is pretty passionate about so we might just see that taking place in the near future.  We have discussed putting one together at the Blue Heron Nature Preserve in North Buckhead.  You can expect to see more details about that here.  It was a cool meeting and we met a lot of great people that are thinking BIG and that’s what it’s all about. 

Here are some pics of the Rain Shine House:




4 Comments leave one →
  1. April 23, 2009 9:51 pm


    Thanks for the nice overview of our meeting. Anyone who is interested in working with us to help promote residential green building and renovation is welcome to contact me:

    We have room for lots of volunteers in all areas

  2. April 23, 2009 10:50 pm

    Thanks for the recap. It was a great night all around and the energy and interest that came from the group was impressive.
    I guess it takes a village to move this green wave out to the masses!

  3. April 23, 2009 10:57 pm

    I went to a KW mastermind lunch yesterday and one of the things Sean said was surround yourself with people that think “big” and I think the crowd last night was doing just that.

  4. July 6, 2009 12:00 pm

    really good

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