USGBC Georgia Residential Speaker Series
Last night we had the first USGBC Georgia Residential Speaker Series event. The event was held at a LEED Platinum Modular home in Marietta. In addition to having the LEED Platinum certification, it is also certified by EarthCraft House, ENERGY STAR & the NAHB Green Program. The home was built by New World Home and they were gracious enough to let us have our first event there. Harry’s Farmers Market catered the event and provided a beautiful spread. Mark Jupiter came in from New York to lead us on a tour of the house and explain the process of building a modular home, the products that go into it, and what makes it green.
This particular home was built in a factory near Hilton Head, SC. Once it is built, it’s put onto several tractor trailers and driven to it’s current location in Marietta. The house is then put back together and that day the home is about 85% complete. From that point it takes about 8 weeks to put the finishing touches on the home and then you are ready to move in. They have a great video running in the kitchen that shows the house being built. You can visit their blog and see the videos at www.NewWorldHome.wordpress.com.
Our next Speaker Series event , Sustainable Landscaping Tips & Trends will be on October 28 at the Atlanta Botanical Garden. You can register and view more details at http://www.usgbcga.org/index.php?option=com_events&type=event&task=details&id=127.
Thanks again to Carol and her team for putting it together and everyone at New World Home and Harry’s Farmers Market.