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Green Certification and Awards for Atlanta's premier Marvin Windows Showroom

Wednesday, August 11, 2010 General News J E 4
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(Atlanta GA) AVI a Marvin Design Gallery announces its home design showroom opened in May 2009 at 3150 Piedmont Road NE in the Buckhead area of Atlanta has achieved Southfaces EarthCraft Light Commercial certification. This green certification based on the EarthCraft program of the Greater Atlanta Home Builders Association and Southface recognizes design and construction practices that contribute to energy- water- and resource-efficient commercial development in the Southeast. "Were also pleased to announce that AVI was earned two green awards: EarthCraft Project of the Year 2010 for our Buckhead showroom and EarthCraft Sponsor of the Year 2010" said Peter Morrison President of AVI. EarthCrafts Sponsor of the Year recognizes AVIs assistance in funding promotions and administration of EarthCrafts green building programs. As Atlantas premier source of Marvin window and door products AVI also provides premium millwork decorative hardware and home design inspiration with highly personalized customer service. Marvin is dedicated to producing enduring energy efficient doors and windows is a way that leads to a greener future and as a Marvin Design Gallery AVI shares that vision. "AVI helps those who want to build or renovate homes for sustainability and energy efficiency. Customers can see our products in displays that look like the most beautiful homes in the Buckhead area" said Peter Morrison. "To make the experience authentic we started by making our own building as green as possible. Rather than just selling green were living green." Partnering with General Contractor David Moore of Structures Inc. and Denise Grimm Commercial Green Building Services Project Manager for Southface the AVI team started the renovation with a set of environmental goals including land waste and natural resource conservation plus addressing the significant and costly energy losses the existing building was experiencing. "Nowadays people want to know if building green is worth it. The steps we took to make the building greener did not impede our timelines" said Chris Johnston AVI Operations Manager. "And added costs will be recovered in energy savings. In fact energy bills are at least 52% below the norm for this building every month since the renovation was completed." "Southface congratulates AVI on the achievement of EarthCraft Light Commercial Certification!" said Denise Grimm. "The result is an energy-efficient retail showroom that will give the owners significant savings while providing a comfortable bright and pleasing experience for their clients and employees." "Heating and cooling buildings and homes is the single biggest energy usage in the country. At AVI were excited about making a difference with our very own showroom" said Peter Morrison. "Our customers want to see that green building is possible and were showing them it can be done beautifully. We invite them to discover the beauty firsthand." About Marvin Windows and Doors Always striving for improvement Marvin Windows and Doors has implemented sustainable design strategies for every Marvin brand rethinking the value chain improving resource productivity and lowering environmental costs. The Marvin companies believe that respecting and protecting the environment is more than a good business practice — its the right thing to do. By producing enduring energy-efficient products and through thoughtful conservation practices recycling and reuse programs and industry partnerships Marvin works for a greener future. About AVI AVI is the exclusive source for Marvin Window and Door products in the Metro Atlanta area. AVIs parent company Super Enterprises is the exclusive Marvin Windows and Doors distributor for New York City Long Island New Jersey Delaware Eastern Pennsylvania and the non-metro Atlanta area of Georgia. For more information on Super Enterprises and Architectural Visions Inc. please contact Theresa Otte at totte@avimarvin.com or (678) 297-1111 or visit www.avimarvin.com. About Southface Southface is the Southeasts non-profit leader in the promotion of sustainable homes workplaces and communities. Driven by the regions growing need to save energy and water and to preserve our natural resources Southface proactively encourages responsible solutions for environmental living through its research advocacy training programs and technical assistance. Please visit Southface at www.southface.org and EarthCraft at www.earthcrafthouse.com. For more information about avimarvin - visit custom windows and doors Atlanta and home windows and doors Atlanta
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