Carl Seville is a green builder, educator, and consultant on sustainability to the residential construction industry. He founded and served as Vice President of SawHorse, Inc; an Atlanta design/build firm for 25 years. While at SawHorse, he served as the chairman of the committee that developed the Earthcraft House Renovation program and supervised the pilot homes for that program.
He is the recipient of numerous industry awards including the 2008 Excellence Award for Green Homes from Residential Design Build Magazine, the 2009 Energy Value Housing Award, the 2005 and 2007 Green Remodeling Advocate of the Year, the 2004 and 2006 National Green Building Awards for Residential Remodeling, six Excellence in Design Awards from Environmental Design and Construction magazine, the Southface Energy Institute Award of Excellence for Environmental Stewardship, and the 2006 EarthCraft House Leadership award.
Carl is an NAHB Certified Trainer, a HERS rater, an NAHB Green Building Program Verifier, a LEED for Homes Green Rater, and an EarthCraft House Technical Advisor, and holds the LEED AP Homes designation. He has served on the boards of directors of the Greater Atlanta Homebuilders Association and the Atlanta chapter of NARI, the Green Building Subcommittee and the Green Building Education Curriculum Committee of NAHB, NARI’s Green Remodeling Education Committee, the Georgia Governor’s Energy Policy Council, and the Editorial Advisory Boards of Professional Remodeling and Atlanta Home Improvement magazines. He is the USGBC Residential Green Building Advocate for Atlanta.
Carl has been involved in numerous green building training and certification projects. In addition to working on the creation of the EarthCraft House Renovation program, he was a co-author of the USGBC/ASID ReGreen residential green remodeling guidelines and the NAHB Certified Green Professional training program for which he taught the pilot class and continues to teach to builders. He is a lead writer on the team currently preparing the 2012 LEED for Homes Reference Guide. He recently prepared and delivered a new curriculum for EarthCraft Renovation. He was a member a task force of the Partnership for Advanced Technology in Housing (PATH) involved in developing protocols for home energy retrofits. He has contributed to and served as an instructor for the NARI Green Certified Professional curriculum, and has presented dozens of seminars on green building and remodeling to industry professionals.
He currently hosts the blog www.greenbuildingcurmudgeon.com and is the co-author of Green Building, Principles and Practices in Residential Construction, the first college textbook on residential green building and is a regular contributor to Remodeling Magazine.