Carter & Carter is committed to sustainability and are experienced Earthcraft builders. This allows our teams to work on a variety of sustainable projects across the southeast.
Launched in 2004, the EarthCraft Multifamily program provides certifications for low-rise and mid-rise multifamily projects, including new construction and renovation. Multifamily standards address a wide range of sustainability considerations, including environmental performance, indoor air quality, building durability, comfort and affordability. EarthCraft addresses these concerns and the unit level and for the structure as a whole.
Like all EarthCraft programs, EarthCraft Multifamily uses a HERS rating, program guidelines, a points based worksheet, site visits and diagnostic testing to verify that each project complies with program standards. Project teams work with an EarthCraft Technical Advisor, who provides support in meeting program requirements from early in the design phase until construction is completed.
LEED (LEADERSHIP IN ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL DESIGN)
As an internationally recognized mark of excellence, LEED provides building owners and operators with a framework for identifying and implementing practical and measurable green building design, construction, operations and maintenance solutions.
LEED certification provides independent, third-party verification that a building, home, or community was designed and built using strategies aimed at achieving a high performance in key areas of human and environmental health such as: sustainable site development, water savings, energy efficiency, materials selection and indoor environmental quality.