Monday, July 7, 2008

Seville Consulting Named 2008 Excellence Award Winner by Residential Design & Build Magazine

Seville Consulting has been named a 2008 Excellence Award winner by Residential Design & Build magazine. The annual program recognizes residential construction and design firms for excellence both in business and design in the custom home market.

The panel of judges that selected the Excellence Award winners from hundreds of applicants consisted of an architect, two custom home builders and an interior designer. As a highlight during a down year for the housing industry, the judges chose Seville Consulting for its creativity and dedication to success.

Seville Consulting received a first place award in the Green Home category in the annual competition for the Wallace home, which Seville Consulting built as the Showcase House which was featured at the 2007 Southern Building Show in Atlanta.

A new Tudor-styled home which was an infill project, the Wallace home replaced an existing pre-war house in a developed Intown Atlanta neighborhood. Carl Seville, owner of Seville Consulting, said the new home was designed to fit contextually with the existing homes in its neighborhood, while providing the amenities that today's homeowners demand.

Seville noted the project adhered to the principles of green building and the EarthCraft House Program in energy efficiency, indoor air quality, sustainable material use and durable
construction methods.

Profiles of the firms and projects selected as winners of the 2008 Excellence Awards were published in the July/August 2008 issue of Residential Design & Build and will appear on the magazine's website at www.rdbmagazine.com.

“It's always exciting to recognize these custom home builders and designers for their success. Publishing their excellent work in our magazine is our way of honoring these firms for their
professionalism and for helping raise the bar in the residential construction industry,” says Rob Heselbarth, editor of Residential Design & Build. “At a time when the housing market in general is in a slump, we're excited to hold these firms up high as examples
of success.”

Residential Design & Build magazine reaches both architects and builders in the luxury custom residential construction industry. It is the only trade magazine that focuses on the residential design/build process, which is fast becoming the preferred method of delivering custom homes in the United States. Cygnus Business Media (www.cygnusb2b.com) publishes Residential Design & Build magazine, which serves more than 51,000 readers nationwide.

Seville, who has both his home and his office in Decatur, is an Atlanta area-based green builder, educator and consultant on sustainability in America’s home building industry. More information about his company is available on the internet at www.sevilleconsulting.com.

Considered one of the nation’s leading experts on green building and remodeling, Seville was recipient of the 2005 and 2007 Green Remodeling Advocate of the Year and the 2004 and 2006 National Green Building Awards for Residential Remodeling from the National Association of Home Builders.

He was recently named Residential Green Building Advocate for the Atlanta chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council. In this role, Seville is working closely with local homebuilders’ associations and other green homes organizations, as well as within his own USGBC chapter, to explain and promote residential green building.

Over the years, Seville has earned five Excellence in Design Awards from Environmental Design and Construction Magazine, the Southface Energy Institute Award of Excellence for Environmental Stewardship, and the 2006 EarthCraft House Leadership Award. He has been
featured in and writes for numerous publications, including Georgia Trend magazine, the Atlanta Business Chronicle, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Green Builder, HGTVPRO.com, Professional Remodeling, Qualified Remodeler, Remodeling Magazine, Atlanta Home Improvement Magazine, Smart Homeowner, and Environmental Design and
Construction Magazine. His blog, “The Green Building Curmudgeon” can be found at http://www.housingzone.com/blog/1880000588.html

Seville has over 30 years of experience in renovation and home construction. He was the founder and vice president of SawHorse Inc., an Atlanta design/build firm, for 25 years before starting his current business.

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