THE HOOTS GROUP

{Design Green. Build Green. Live Green}

432 Calhoun Street, Atlanta, GA 30318 p: 404.474.7379 f: 404.420.2961

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For Immediate Release Contact: The Hoots Group

Mia McCorkle

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EcoLumina – 2008 Southern Building Showcase House –

In Final Stages for Upcoming Tour

ATLANTA, GA; May 13, 2008 – EcoLumina, the Southern Building Showcase house for 2008

is in the final stages, getting ready for visitors at this year’s show, scheduled for June 11 – 13,

2008 at the Cobb Galleria Centre. The upcoming show for building professionals is cosponsored

by the Greater Atlanta HBA and Naylor CMG productions. Tours will run from 10:00 am - 3:00

pm each day for building show attendees by bus from the show. The Southern Building Show is

open to industry professionals; ticket information is available at

www.southernbuildingshow.com.

This is the 4th year of the showcase home and the first that will be LEED certified. Over 30

manufacturers and distributors have partnered to create this unique, high performance executive

residence located in Sandy Springs. Some of the energy saving and green products to be

featured are geothermal heating and cooling provided by Water Furnace International combined

with central dehumidifiers from AprilAire, sustainably-certified wood interior trim from

Insidesign, structural insulated sheathing and Dow moisture control materials for foundations

and exterior walls from Cosella Dorken, Cabinets from Timber Mountain, spray foam insulation

by Icynene, tankless water heaters from Rinnai, and water saving plumbing fixtures from Kohler.

On April 22, EcoLumina builders – The Hoots Group – hosted two Earth Day celebration events

at the house. The first was a lunch and learn for the trade industry professionals including

builders, contractors, and individuals interested in sustainable building technologies. Sponsors

set up booths to demonstrate green products and educate builders and consumers about new

green technologies. That evening, The Hoots Group gave tours to consumers interested in gree    n

building, home performance, sustainable living and explained how the whole house concept

worked.

One of the attendees commented that, “There was so much more than I expected, much more

green technology than we new existed.” Most of the builders in attendance agreed that they

learned a lot about green building technologies and a way to bring these valuable resources to

their building projects.

Learn more about the project at www.ecolumina.org.

About EcoLumina

EcoLumina is a landmark residence being developed in Atlanta, Georgia using the latest

technology to create an environmentally friendly home that will be a source of inspiration and

information to home builders and home owners everywhere.

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