Decatur, GA

This new home was designed to both fit seamlessly into this beautiful historic district and meet the highest standards of energy efficiency and sustainability.  Designed by Thomas Bateman Hood Architects, and built and owned by SK Collaborative principal Carl Seville, it employs state of the art concepts in design, construction, and mechanical systems.  An extremely tight building envelope significantly reduces the need for heating and cooling, requiring only 2 tons of capacity for a 2646 SF home.  Each floor is conditioned using super efficient ductless heat pump units, reaching as high as 30 SEER, providing exceptional comfort without the need for ductwork.  The plumbing system is designed to provide hot water at each high performance/low flow fixture in the house within 20 seconds, practically eliminating the waste commonly associated with waiting for hot water to arrive.  

Sustainable features include Boral Tru Exterior composite siding and trim, Huber ZipR Sheathing, Mitsubishi HVAC systems, Panasonic Exhaust Fans, Broan ERV, American Standard plumbing fixtures and fittings, Benjamin Obdyke Home Slicker vented rainscreen, zero VOC paints and finishes, no added urea formaldehyde in all cabinets and wood work, and Bosch kitchen and laundry appliances.  

Incentive/Certification Achieved: 

EarthCraft Platinum, NGBS Emerald, LEED Platinum, ENERGY STAR, 2017 LEED Homes Award, Zero Energy Ready Honorable Mention, Decatur Historic Preservation Commission Award, EarthCraft High Performance Award, NAHB Best In Green Single Family Home


Thomas Bateman Hood, Architects