Aug. 9 is the last day to see Pace Homebuilders’ Greenhaven, the first LEED certified, eco-friendly Decorators’ Show House. Greenhaven showcases the latest in green building techniques, sustainable interior design, state-of-the-art technology and energy efficiency. The home features over 20 of Atlanta’s top interior designers, each with a fresh and unique perspective on eco-friendly design. From a healthy home nursery and eco-pet suite to a green “tween” room and fly fishing experience, guests will enjoy an exclusive tour of the most innovative and sustainably designed interior spaces in Atlanta.

To complement the inspiring design, Greenhaven will be an archetype for maximum sustainability and energy-efficiency. The implementation of state-of-the-art technologies in the design of Greenhaven will create a smart and functional home to evolve with the needs of today’s family. Greenhaven will carry 7 earth-friendly certifications including the US Green Building Council’s LEED for Homes (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification, Earthcraft House, Energy Star, Health House, NAHB, PATH Partner and Builder’s Challenge.

Other innovative features of the home include:
New LED lighting and fixtures
Soybean spray insulation
Touch panel energy monitoring system
River reclaimed pine floors
Solar tubes
Greywater System
Non-PVC and Vinyl-free recycled decking
Eco-friendly modern “open” fireplace
Tankless water heaters
Green Technology Room
Teaching that eco-living is attainable even in the suburbs, Greenhaven will host a series of eco-educational seminars, trunk shows, fashion shows, book signings and green landscaping events.

Tickets are $20 per person and benefit the Upper Chattahoochee Riverkeeper. To purchase visit: or call 404-492-5508. Free parking and a free shuttle are available from the Mt. Zion United Methodist Church, 1770 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta, Georgia, 30062. Tickets are also available at the door the day of the event.

Collin Kelley

Collin Kelley has been the editor of Atlanta Intown for two decades and has been a journalist and freelance writer for 35 years. He’s also an award-winning poet and novelist.