The Georgia Trust


Rhodes Hall
photo by Diane Kirkland

From Historic to Sustainable: A Greener Rhodes Hall

The Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation is committed to "going green." We know that adopting greener practices and policies, conserving energy and building green can not only positively impact our organization's energy use and efficiency, but also positively impact the environment and the communities in which we live and work.

The Georgia Trust transformed its 1904 headquarters, Rhodes Hall, into an asset that provides a modern workplace and active educational center. The Trust implemented a sustainable rehabilitation of Rhodes Hall which featured water and energy conservation achieved through state-of-the-art HVAC and installation systems, repaired and resealed historic windows, and many other innovations. This was achieved alongside a sensitive historic restoration, providing a modern model for the stewardship of historic buildings.

EarthCraft Sustainable Preservation (ECSP), the nation's first green building certification program for historic buildings, was designed in conjunction with the green rehabilitation of Rhodes Hall.
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Roof Repair
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Porch Ceiling Repair
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Window Repair
Status: Complete

Exterior Trim and
Granite Repair
Status: Complete

Interior Upgrades
Status: Complete


Status: In progress


Rhodes Hall received Energy Star certification from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, signifying that it performs in the top 25 percent of similar facilities nationwide for energy efficiency and meets strict performance levels set by the EPA.


Visit Rhodes Hall and see why it is a shining example of preservation and sustainability. Tour information

Proud recipient of The Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta's Grants to Green program

Launched in 2008, Grants to Green gives nonprofits the opportunity to renovate or build healthier work places that are energy and water efficient and environmentally efficient and provides environmentally focused knowledge and funding to strengthen nonprofits in the Atlanta region. The founding partners of Grants to Green are The Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta providing expertise in grantmaking, and Southface providing expertise in energy efficiency.




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