Consortium of Upstate Construction Associations Sponsoring Design-Build of First-Ever LEED Home Build for Habitat Greenville

Call for Team Entries in Pool Tournament Fundraiser, Scheduled for Wed. July 11 (5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.) at Bailey’s Sports Grille

Greenville, SC — Last July the Upstate Council of the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) of the Carolinas and the Greenville Chapter of Architecture for Humanity (AfH) announced they were teaming up to design and build an economical, sustainable, energy efficient home for Habitat for Humanity of Greenville County in 2012. Since then a local firm, Design South Professionals of Anderson, won the design competition for Habitat Greenville’s first-ever LEED home build, and Michael S. Dennis, P.E., LEED AP, with Greenville-based LeBlanc Welch Consulting Engineers, has volunteered to provide mechanical services. In addition, three more local groups with construction ties have joined the team. They are the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Greenville, U.S. Green Building Council (Upstate S.C. Branch) and Future Construction Leaders of the Upstate.

Time and materials are being provided on a pro-bono basis by member companies of the consortium — architectural firms, general and specialty contractors, materials vendors and suppliers. Individual donations are also being accepted. A September 2012 groundbreaking is anticipated.

A Pool Tournament fundraising event to benefit the 2012 Habitat LEED home build is planned for Wednesday, July 11, at Bailey’s Sports Grille on Laurens Road, from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., with all proceeds going directly to the project. Companies and/or individuals are encouraged to enter a team. The entry fee per team is $40. Free admission for spectators. All attendees will have the opportunity to purchase raffle tickets for a chance to win great prizes. There will be a cash prize for the winning team.

Click Here for Event Information and/or to register a team. Support of any kind from companies or individuals within the community is welcome — financial donations, raffle items, sponsorship; and, of course, time and materials for the home build.

More about Greenville’s First-Ever LEED Habitat Home Build
Project Name | Location:
Linears House
802 Jenkins Street, Greenville — in the Sterling Community.
Groundbreaking anticipated in September 2012.

In addition to designing to LEED home standards set by the U.S. Green Building Council, the design team used Sterling Community guidelines and Habitat Guidelines. This house will set the standard for LEED homes for Habitat for Humanity of Greenville. Habitat hopes to replicate this home over and over again.

Click to see renderings, additional information: http://www.abccarolinas.org/Hot_Links/ABC_Habitat_Build.aspx

Team Member Websites
Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) of the Carolinas — www.abccarolinas.org
Architecture for Humanity: Greenville — http://greenville.architectureforhumanity.org
American Institute of Architects (AIA) Greenville — http://www.aiagreenville.org/
U.S. Green Building Council (Upstate S.C. Branch) — http://www.usgbcsc.org/index.php?page_id=upstate
Future Construction Leaders of the Upstate — http://fclotu.wildapricot.org/
Design South Professionals, Inc. http://www.designsouthprofessionals.com
LeBlanc Welch Consulting Engineers http://leblancwelch.com/

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