• February


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    In The News: Atlanta Commercial Construction project, LLOYD’S, MAKES EXCITING ANNOUNCEMENT

    In The News: Atlanta Commercial Construction project, LLOYD’S, MAKES EXCITING ANNOUNCEMENT

    In The News: Our commercial construction project, Lloyd’s, was featured in Eater Atlanta! The restaurant will be making some exciting changes to its menu. Read more here: https://atlanta.eater.com/…/lloyds-lounge-restaurant…

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    Green Building is Now the Law in Dallas

    Dallas has now accepted the first building permit applications under its green building ordinance. Dallas is one of the first major cities in the nation to implement comprehensive mandatory green building standards for both all new residential and commercial construction.

    • June


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    Defining Undefined Loss Exposure in Green Construction

    A green heating system that doesn’t heat. LEED-certified units that meet fewer than half the requirements for certification. Clients suing construction firms because of lost tax breaks from promised green buildings.

    Welcome to green construction. Even as the green construction movement is taking wing, legal experts are warning of the dangerous territory ahead.

    Some such territory includes lawsuits like this: A builder is sued by the client because the client lost a tax break for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification, because the building ultimately did not meet the LEED level asked for by the client. Other lawsuits include a luxury condominium complex in Battery Park City, N.Y., where its owners are suing developers for $1.5 million for fraud and breach of …..

    • April


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    Energy Efficient Buildings in Demand Worldwide

    We cannot sustainably keep pace with the world’s continuously growing hunger for energy if we continue along our current path. Especially in the building sector, however, there exists an enormous potential for energy savings where we can reduce energy use by 80 to 90% without any reduction in comfort.

    Countries around the world are realizing this. Only “Net zero energy buildings” will be built inSouth Korea and California as of 2020 and throughout Europe, all new builds will have to be constructed as “nearly zero energy buildings” by 2020. Europe’s future energy efficiency directive also calls for high annual retrofit rates of public building stock

    • March


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    Gypsum Board: Are Our Walls Leaching Toxins?

    By any name–drywall, wallboard, or plasterboard–gypsum products may not be as innocent as we once thought. Drywall, which makes up 15% of demolition and construction waste, leaches toxins and releases hydrogen sulfide gas in landfills. Virtually ubiquitous in our buildings, gypsum board is widely seen as an innocuous building material.

    • February


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    Army to Congress: LEED Doesn’t Cost More

    The Army is still going for Gold and Platinum despite recent legislation calling a halt to LEED spending. Fort Carson is piloting net-zero energy, water, and waste–and expects to meet that target by 2020. The federal government has been one of the biggest supporters of LEED certification in the last few years, with the General Services Administration (GSA) requiring basic LEED certification for all federal buildings starting in 2003 and then upping that requirement to LEED Gold in 2010 .

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Costs of Custom Homes

The first thing most people want to know is: What does it costs to build a 3000 sqft custom home in the Atlanta, GA. market?  The first thing you have to calculate is the square footage you want.  Once you have that, the numbers below give you a good starting point.

Adjusted Square Foot Calculation:

New Construction: