Green Builder Magazine featured Chattanooga nonprofit GreenSpaces. (Screenshot: Contributed)

Green Builder Magazine featured the work of Chattanooga nonprofit GreenSpaces.

The featured article, titled “Sealed in Bliss,” begins:

In Chattanooga, Tennessee, a small nonprofit asked a simple question: “Why aren’t zero-energy healthy homes the norm for new homes in our market?”


The answer from builders: “Because people aren’t asking for them.”

The answer from buyers: “Because builders aren’t building them, or I can’t afford the upgrades.”

The spread covers how GreenSpaces aimed to solve this issue by creating spec-built, zero-energy homes through its Nextgen Homes initiative.

The initiative began in 2014 with a design competition aimed at raising awareness about net-zero energy construction.

Click here for more background and here to see the Green Builder Magazine article.