WicksteadWorks Recognized for Achievements in Green Building

July 20, 2010

WicksteadWorks , an Atlanta based design-and-build construction management firm, has been recognized recently by several outlets for its contributions to environmentally friendly renovation and preservation.

Frank Wickstead, owner of the seven-year-old firm, recently received The Georgia Institute of Technology’s Environmental Leadership Award for his commitment to green and high-performance building standards as well as his commitment to education about the subject. The award honors an individual or group that has had a significant environmental impact via a long-term commitment, resulting in a body of exemplary work.

Earlier in 2010, WicksteadWorks as honored with The Southface Energy Institute’s EarthCraft Renovator of the Year Award. Created in 1999, EarthCraft House is an environmentally friendly building program of the Greater Atlanta Home Builders Association. The voluntary green building program has provided a model for healthy, comfortable homes that help reduce utility bills and protect the environment. The EarthCraft House certification process follows a checklist designed to verify that each EarthCraft home addresses site planning, energy efficient techniques and equipment, waste management and indoor air quality.

"With the EarthCraft program we are able to consistently double the square footage of a home while lowering overall utility usage and cost," said Wickstead. "It is a great feeling for us to be able to eliminate asthma symptoms of a home's inhabitants while also lowering our client's overall monthly bills."

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