Single family green building certification continues to expand in the marketplace through a combination of consumer demand and code requirements. Several local municipalities are either requiring or incentivizing certification for new homes and major renovation projects. Contrary to common wisdom, when green building and energy efficiency techniques are considered early in the design phase, additional expenses are minimized or eliminated, and projects are assured a smooth path to certification. We work with developers, architects, and contractors to make sure that their projects meet program requirements, helping them to create affordable, comfortable, healthy, and efficient homes that their clients love and improve their reputation.

How SK Collaborative Can Help You Build and Renovate Better Homes

  • Consult with you early in the design process to plan for certification from the start

  • Help you make the best decisions first

  • Avoid mistakes during construction that cost time and money

  • Green building means happier clients and fewer callbacks

  • When you plan green from the start, it is easy and doesn't have to cost more

We Work with Your Project Team Throughout the Process

  • Review plans and make appropriate recommendations to make sure your project is a high-performance home that meets certification requirements

  • Assist in developing specifications 

  • Inspect the project at critical points to correct minor problems before they become major ones

  • Test the project at completion to make sure everything has been done correctly

  • Perform duct and envelope testing now required by the energy code

  • Identify any problems to be corrected before you turn the project over to your client

Green Building Certifications

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Some of our current and recent projects:

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... Read More

This renovation of a historic bunglow achieved EarthCraft Platinum certification for a renovation project and was awarded the Earthcraft Project of the Year in 2013.  Featuring a full spray foam building envelope, high efficiency HVAC, windows, and appliances, this house was expanded and... Read More

933 Derrydown

SK Collaborative provides EarthCraft certification for Domain Custom Homes project to meet the City of Decatur High Performance Building Ordinance. Features in these homes include high performance windows and glass doors, enhanced whole house ventilation, ENERGY STAR bath exhuast fans, improved... Read More

Only the 2nd LEED certified home in Mexico, this custom home is located in Merida, the capital of the state of Yucatan.  The project incorporated several technologies unique in the area including insulated cement block construction, waste recycling, high performance glazing, low VOC finishes,... Read More

SK Collaborative provided EarthCraft certification for a set of 60 new single family homes in Mechanicsville, a historic neighborhood that has been challenged with abandoned homes and poverty.