The Proud Green Home was built in the sustainable community of Serenbe, Ga. Every aspect of the home’s energy use will be monitored and reported for one year after the homeowners move in, to show the effectiveness of the associated green building techniques. It will serve as a laboratory, educating consumers and professionals about what it takes to be a Proud Green Home.
Luis Imery, a builder in Athens, Ga., served as the project's builder. He is a LEED Green Associate, certified HERS rater, BPI Building Analyst Professional, an Energy Star Partner, an EarthCraft House Technical Advisor, an EnergySmart Contractor from RESNET, a real estate broker and a civil engineer, and he has an MBA in real estate and entrepreneurship. Imery and his company, The Imery Group, won the EarthCraft House Platinum Project of the Year Award in 2010, and the following year won the coveted 2011 Green Project of the Year Award from the National Association of Home Builders. The Imery Group is currently involved with the green certification of more than 200 homes in the Southeastern United States.
Chris Laumer-Giddens is the Atlanta-based architect who designed the home. Laumer-Giddens is an EarthCraft House Technical Advisor, HVAC designer, building science pro, LEED AP and HERS rater. He is an expert in creating a home that functions as an integrated system, with everything affecting everything else, blending what is already known with the newest in green building science, technologies and products.
Sponsors of The Proud Green Home at Serenbe include LG, Ply Gem, KLEENDECK, Boral Bricks, Benjamin Obdyke, BASF, Kohler, Metal Sales and Zehnder America. The Southface Institute is a strategic partner in the home. Southface is a nonprofit organization that for more than 30 years has promoted energy-, water- and resource-efficient workplaces, homes and communities throughout the Southeastern United States.