EarthCraft Light Commercial

EarthCraft Light Commercial EC_light_Commercial_logo.eps(ECLC), Viridiant’s newest program, is a regional green building certification program offering third-party recognition for environmentally responsible design and construction practices for small-scale, or “light,” commercial buildings in the Southeast. The program focuses on site planning, energy and water efficiency, building durability, and improved occupant health and productivity. ECLC is best suited for commercial building projects sized 15,000 square feet or less, however projects up to 25,000 square feet may be accepted on a case-by-case basis.

EarthCraft Light Commercial offers an intensive level of support during the design and construction process, focusing on the energy‐ and water‐efficient design strategies specific to smaller commercial buildings, as well as prescriptive measures that enhance builder education on sustainable construction practices.

Program highlights:

  • Affordable program cost (includes project administration, design and pre-construction meetings, site visits and performance testing)
  • Technical guidance during project planning, design and construction
  • Reduced paperwork through visual field verification and diagnostic testing
  • Three levels of certification: Certified, Gold and Platinum

Program costs:

$6,000 base fee for projects up to 3,000 square feet +$0.50/square foot for additional square footage (over 3,000 square feet)

*Additional travel costs will apply to projects based on project site location.

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