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e a rt Hcr a F t Green Building gospel Spreading the By Southface staff abe Kruger, co-founder of the green building consulting firm SK Collaborative, decided to find out what happens when an experienced building scientist and consultant renovates his own home and publicizes every stage of the process. Abe put into practice the knowledge he's gained over the last 12 years working as a contractor, educator and consultant in the residential construction industry, and he knew that the process would be educational for him, his project team and the industry at large. Using social Figure 1. The old enclosed porch pre-renovation. Figure 2. The old porch was converted into a second bathroom with laundry area. 16 suMMer 2016 | AtlAntA Building news media, a dedicated project blog and participation in the "Green Shortz" online video series, Abe focused on developing a project that would help people see the value in building- and marketing-a high-efficiency home. In line with the philosophy of his firm, he focused on energy and water efficiency as well as a healthy indoor environment to save money and foster a healthy lifestyle. The home, dubbed "Green on Gift" for its location on Gift Avenue in Atlanta's North Ormewood Park neighborhood, was built in the 1940s. The house was built with two bedrooms, one bathroom, and a small porch, which had been converted to a storage room. Green on Gift went through a gut remodel of most of the interior and a conversion of the enclosed porch into a second bathroom with a laundry area. From the start, the project sought to make the largest impact possible within a reasonable budget. Data collected throughout the process show that the plan is working. The

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Atlanta Building News - Summer 2016

Letter from the President
Education and Events Calendar
Can Potential Buyers Find You Online?
EARTHCRAFT: Spreading the Green Building Gospel
EDUCATION: Meet Our New Education Manager
BOOKSTORE: Residential Construction Performance Guildelines
HOMEAID ATLANTA: Spring Brings New Life and New Projects to Help Rebuild Lives through HomeAid Atlanta
LEGAL CORNER: A One-Year Warranty Period is not a One-Year Statute of Limitation
55+ HOUSING COUNCIL: The Single Female Homebuyer
SALES AND MARKETING COUNCIL: The New Breed of Today's Design Centers
REMODELER’S COUNCIL: Effectively Market Your Business
PWB ATLANTA CHAPTER: Two PWB Atlanta Members Lift Up Homes for Heroes®
Index to Advertisers/

Atlanta Building News - Summer 2016