The Proud Green Home at Serenbe contains the latest residential green building technologies and products that contribute to energy efficiency, water efficiency, durability, low maintenance and Net-Zero energy usage.
As a Net-Zero home, The Proud Green Home will use renewable resources to generate as much energy as it consumes. During the first year, the home’s energy use will be monitored and recorded to demonstrate the effectiveness of its sustainable architecture. The home is expected to exceed Georgia’s minimum energy code rating requirements by 55%.
The Proud Green Home at Serenbe has achieved EarthCraft Platinum certification, which is a residential green building program designed to address the climate conditions of the Southeast. EarthCraft provides a blueprint for creating and maintaining an energy and resource-efficient living environment. Certifications are determined through a points-based worksheet that allows builders to select the sustainability measures that are best suited for their project. Worksheet items address proper site planning, resource-efficient building materials, water conservation and more. EarthCraft gold and platinum certified homes must also meet ENERGY STAR requirements.