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.