Green Builder Spotlight

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I recently started a newsletter for the EarthSTEPS Green Building Division. As part of that newsletter, I am going to be highlighting a green builder in every issue. Here's a copy of the first Green Builder Spotlight. A copy of the entire newsletter can be found here.


I would love to get feedback on the newsletter... what kind of information do you want to hear about green building in Florida!?


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Green Builder Spotlight
Green Builder Highlight

LD Callaghan, Inc. of Crawfordville, FL, build their homes to FGBC Green Home standards. Now, they have recently added ENERGY STAR to their list of certifications, and will soon complete their first ENERGY STAR certified home.


LD Callaghan homes incorporate simple, practical, green building practices with stunning custom touches such as made-to-order stained glass windows. While relatively new to the green building world, they have quickly earned a reputation for building high quality, energy efficient homes. An example of a recent and stunning green spec home (sold!!!) can be found here.


----For each newsletter, we aim to highlight a different green builder. The intent of this section is to inform and connect builders, and to highlight the different scales and approaches to green building - from custom single-family builders to production-scale developers. From focusing entirely on energy-efficient practices, to the most eco-friendly products and techniques available. If you or someone you know would be interested in being spotlighted in a future issue, please contact us.


EarthSTEPS Green Building Division looks forward to working with you. Together, we can help to shape the built environment of Florida.




Alex Mordas, LEED AP
Vice President, EarthSTEPS
Senior Consultant, Green Building Division




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Mary McGraw
GLREA - Rockford, MI
2015: Solar Energy Is Still A Simple Machine!

Nice newsletter Alex! Good luck with it! Looks like some great projects!

Feb 16, 2009 03:11 PM #1
Chris Kaufmann
Keller Williams Greater Quad Cities - Davenport, IA
ABR, CREN, e-PRO, EcoBroker

I like the idea of featuring a green builder. What a great way to get your name in front of those builders. I wish we had more builders locally who built to a green certification. The newsletter looks good.

Feb 17, 2009 09:09 AM #2
scott messinger
energreen - Saint Augustine Beach, FL

Hey Alex- Newsletter Looks good-  A local greenbuilder that is a member of the FGBC and I are introducing our new line of energy efficient green homes called Micro-Modern and Micro-Florida. Would love to be mentioned in your new newsletter.  BTW   as far as feedback on additions to newsletter- my thought is section on trying to keep up with all the current, pending incentives,tax credits incentives that we have here in Florida.  I try to address some on my website, but its hard to keep up., and now to sort thru any addnl benefits from stimulus package.  Just a thought. best regards Scott Messinger

Feb 22, 2009 11:03 PM #3
Alex Mordas
EarthSTEPS - Tallahassee, FL
Green Building Consultant


Thanks... It's going over really well with folks so far. I really appreciate your feedback.


We have only recently started to get a lot of builders building green. This time last year, there were only one or two, now there are more than I can count.


Fantastic suggestion! I am going to do that as a combined homework assignment to myself and a great way to provide quality information to everyone out there going green!!!

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