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Editorial Feature: GB+D Winter 2022 - Warmth of Wood

GBD 2022


This New Energy Works project in North Georgia was recently featured in a feature editorial by our friends at Green Building + Design Magazine (GB+D) in the “Warmth of Wood” Winter 2022 issue that focuses on sustainable modern designs and the beauty & practicality of wood in the design + build industry.

Featuring an interview with our own David Shirley AIA, NCARB from our west coast team, the sweeping feature touches on almost every aspect of New Energy Works including design, timber frame, high-performance enclosures, fine woodworking from NEWwoodworks, and reclaimed wood from our sister company Pioneer Millworks.   



Photos by Garey Gomez


GBD 2022


GBD 2022


GBD 2022


GBD 2022


Online Version: High Design Meets High Performance with Shou Sugi Ban - gb&d (


Read the whole winter 2022 issue of GB+D: Digital Edition - gb&d magazine (


See our case study: Eastern Inspiration—Southern Charm | New Energy Works


Project Credits:


Architect: New Energy Works

Builder: Coal Mountain Builders

Other Credits: Engineer: Fire Tower Engineered TimberReclaimed Wood: Pioneer MillworksFine Woodworking: NEWwoodworksPhotography: Garey Gomez


More about David:


Hailing from Tennessee where he worked the family fruit farm and joined a small architecture firm, David moved to Oregon to learn more on viticulture and to find a more eco-conscious way of life. He's now sharing his architectural skills with our west coast team, embracing the Pacific Northwest sense of style, and enjoying timber as a renewable building resource, particularly reclaimed timbers. Outside of the studio he plays soccer and golf, snowboards, and is planning to learn kite surfing on Hood River.