Atlanta is a national leader in the green building movement with dozens of projects that rank as the top in the country – yet most of our city’s residents have never heard of the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED rating system or understand what it takes to certify an EarthCraft House. MODA's groundbreaking initiative will combine its first traveling exhibit with an advanced interactive experience onsite and online celebrating Atlanta’s sustainability efforts while bringing a new understanding to the general public on what it means to be green. NOTE: Creating Atlanta’s first comprehensive Green Map was seen as an integral part of this exhibit to become an important living document that showcase's the green buildings, locations, organizations and businesses of Atlanta.
MODA's new exhibit will introduce a powerful narrative that will explore technologies and techniques that define the city’s most progressive buildings (certified under LEED and EarthCraft House) – but also include the human side of sustainability by focusing on the people who design, approve, construct, certify, maintain and live in these extraordinary places. It will breathe life into the abstract facts and figures to truly engage the public and prompt it to take action.
Working with world-renowned Skyline Exhibits, this new display will echo MODA’s logo with a scattering of more than 30 massive red cubes that radiate out from a central information hub designed to give flexibility so that it fits perfectly into the 13 locations scheduled to host the display for the public at large.
At the heart of this exhibit will be the significant LEED and EarthCraft House certified
projects in the Atlanta metro area that include 1180 Peachtree, Atlantic Station, Emory
University, Northeast Elementary School, Arabia Mountain School, Gwinnett
Environmental & Heritage Center, The World of Coca-Cola, Interface Showroom, Oakland
Park and Eco Manor.
Sub-categories that will be interspersed throughout the exhibit to break down the concepts into digestible pieces of information –
Green Gadgets - The “Wow” factor that gets into some of the new green technologies
and products that are featured in the different LEED and EarthCraft House buildings.
Operation Footprint - Steps consumers can take with a customized e-mail sent from
the exhibit to their home computer as follow-up to their exhibit experience.
Beyond Green – The future of green – what’s on the horizon for the city – future
projects, products, initiatives.