Eda Walldorf of Green & Lofty LLC in Chattanooga, is the city's only REGREEN Trained Professional. Mrs. Walldorf is a sustainable designer who has been implementing restorative & new construction practices in Chattanooga since 2012 with an energy efficiency emphasis.
"Eda took an old bungalow on Baker St. in North Chattanooga with a very choppy floor plan, and turned it into a beautiful refurbished home with an open floor plan & sustainable framework. Natural light poured in through sky-lights in the kitchen and through many new energy efficient windows. Mrs. Walldorf had a third party energy audit conducted on the home and performed all feasible recommendations to meet the highest possible standards.
Her next project was a newly constructed EPB Energy Right Certified home, also in North Chattanooga. The Electric Power Board oversaw the construction of that home from beginning to end, and made sure it met their energy efficiency standards to earn the third party certification. Green & Lofty LLC's goal is to continue to implement sustainable practices with timeless & beautiful design. She also hopes to continue to build with EPA's highest energy standard ratings- the Energy Star certification: an arduous and prestigious title. Green & Lofty will also have a home for sale which is currently undergoing an EPB energy audit & thorough restoration in the Ramsgate neighborhood in Hixson, TN. This home is scheduled to be completed this summer." said Nathan Walldorf.
On April 9th, Mrs. Walldorf flew to New York City to attend a REGREEN training conference with other prominent designers, architects & industry professionals in the Big Apple, including some renowned sustainability authorities from California. After completing all of USGBC & ASID's required REGREEN Trained courses, Mrs. Walldorf has become certified as a REGREEN Trained Professional as of April 21. Mrs. Walldorf is Chattanooga's sole REGREEN Trained professional, and currently one of only 2 professionals who have been certified by REGREEN in Tennessee as a whole.
REGREEN was created by the American Society of Interior Designers Foundation (ASID) and by the US Green Building Council (USGBC). A variety of industry experts contributed to the conception of the REGREEN Trained program, allowing them to create a comprehensive methodology modeled after USGBC's nationally recognized LEED program, and focusing on the implementation & careful planning of sustainable retrofits. The REGREEN organizations says that, "REGREEN trained professional are well-equipped to make retrofit decisions that improve home performance, energy efficiency and indoor air quality, respect the environment and save homeowners money." After being asked about the REGREEN course load, Mrs. Walldorf responded that she learned a great deal, particularly about measures well outlined in the LEED for homes handbook that she has been delving into over the past year.
For information about owning a Green & Lofty home in the future, contact her NAR GREEN Realtor, Nathan Walldorf, at 544-7700.