Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Earth Day Green Building Seminar to Launch EcoLumina – 2008 Southern Building Showcase House

EcoLumina, the 2008 Southern Building Showcase House, will host an Earth Day green building lunch and learn for area builders. The day will include a networking expo and green building seminar highlighting how to build a greener home using today’s most advanced eco-friendly methods and sustainable resources. The lunch and learn will begin at 11:00 am.

This event will serve as a preview of EcoLumina to the building community and give builders the opportunity to see green building in action. The house is being built to LEED for Homes specifications and it the first one of its kind in Sandy Springs and among the first few to be built in Georgia. LEED for Homes is a rating system that promotes the design and construction of high-performance green homes.

EcoLumina is the featured house for the Southern Building Show scheduled for June 11 – 13, 2008 at the Cobb Galleria Centre. The upcoming show for building professionals is cosponsored by Greater Atlanta HBA and Naylor CMG productions. Tours will run from 10:00 am - 3:00 pm each day for show attendees by bus from the show.

EcoLumina features the combined efforts of the following building professionals: Builder – Matt Hoots, The Hoots Group, Architect – Caldwell Cline, Designer – DesSyn, and Project Coordinator – Seville Consulting.

Event sponsors include: DOW BUILDING SOLUTIONS, Kohler, Icynene, Superior Walls, Timber Mountain Cabinetry, Insidesign, Olympic Exterior Stains, Cosella-Dorken Products, Ecoshel, Stock Building Supply, AprilAire, Rinnai, Water Furnace, Harry Norman, Realtors and The Hoots Group.

For more information about EcoLumina or the Southern Building Show, log on to www.ecolumina.org or www.southernbuildingshow.com.

About EcoLumina
EcoLumina is a landmark residence being developed in Atlanta, Georgia using the latest technology to create an environmentally friendly home that will be a source of inspiration and information to home builders and home owners everywhere.

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