Once named among the Top Fifty Entrepreneurs in Atlanta by Catalyst Magazine, Atlanta Architect Johnna Barrett is the principal of Barrett Design, Inc and learned about Georgia Green Loans at the GoGreen Expo held in late June. She approached Georgia Green Loans for working capital requirements as she expands her company.

She has created SUSTAIN, a residential division of Barrett Design Inc., to focus on designing a series of sustainable homes for the Southeast Region.

Johnna stated, “Our goal is to show that sustainable design is beautiful and cost effective, and we make it easy for the average consumer as well as developers to go green.” Her objective is to start a new trend in home construction with carefully thought out and detailed home designs that are energy efficient and respond well to the natural environment by incorporating cool roof technology or green roofs, solar paneling, much more.

Barrett Design is a full-service interior design and architecture firm specializing in commercial office buildings, retail centers, multifamily housing, residential, spas and wellness facilities, resort and hospitality developments, nightclubs and entertainment venues, restaurants and interiors. The website for SUSTAIN will go live Aug 15.