EarthCraft Sustainable Preservation Program: The Nation’s First Green Building Certification Program for Historic Buildings
Green building certification program
The EarthCraft Sustainable Preservation (ECSP) program was designed concurrently with the green rehabilitation of historic Rhodes Hall, headquarters of The Georgia Trust.
- Affordable program cost (includes project administration, diagnostic site assessment, design and construction guidance, field verification, and envelope and duct performance testing)
- Technical guidance provided during project planning, design, and construction
- Reduced paperwork through visual field verification and diagnostic testing
- Designed to complement preservation best practices including historic tax credit projects
EarthCraft Sustainable Preservation Program Documents
Content presented in these guidelines is intended to assist pilot projects in reaching their sustainability goals and evaluate the need for a green building program focused on the specific requirements of the renovation of historic buildings in a sustainable manner.
Use the Sustainable Preservation Program Worksheet to get point totals for items like Construction Waste Management, Resource Efficiency, Durability & Moisture Management, Indoor Air Quality, Energy Efficient Systems, Water Efficiency, Innovation and more.
Built in 1904, Rhodes Hall has been an Atlanta landmark for generations. Learn more about the sustainable rehabilitation of Rhodes Hall. Visit Rhodes Hall and see why it is a shining example of preservation and sustainability.