Meet a Southfacer: Chris North

Chris North works at Southface as a Residential Sustainability Services Project Manager. In his spare time he likes to rock climb and play music. Read to learn more about Chris and his love for Southface!

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By Dayna Thompson | May 22, 2017

Meet a Southfacer: Rachel Burton

Rachel Burton works at Southface as an Education and Technical Assistance Coordinator. In her spare time she likes to read and visit lakes. Read to learn more about Rachel and her love for Southface!

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By Dayna Thompson | May 16, 2017

Kwanza Hall’s Ordinance Diversifying Housing in Atlanta Approved

The first policy recommendation from the Department of Planning’s Tiny House Feasibility Study, also championed by Hall, allowing for an accessory dwelling unit (ADU) in areas zoned for duplexes passed City Council on Monday. “Embracing the tiny house movement in Atlanta will help expand the diversity of our housing choices and provide more affordable housing…

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By Staff Writer | May 3, 2017

Step Up For Atlanta: The Living Transit Fund And A Path To A New Atlanta Way

Atlanta has long struggled to provide sustainable infrastructure and transit options to all residents, businesses and commuters, particularly its most vulnerable communities on the west and south sides of the city. Historically, underinvestment in public transportation has left communities cut off from centers of commerce, employment, entertainment and recreation – essentially requiring reliance on single-occupant…

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By Staff Writer | May 2, 2017

Fulton Supply Lofts Earn Green Certification

Fulton Supply Lofts participated in the Georgia Power Home Energy Improvement Program, and based on improvements made to the existing shell and the high efficiency systems installed, this project saw efficiency improvements of over 30 percent per unit and was eligible for the maximum rebate under the 2013-2016 HEIP funding cycle. Fulton Supply Lofts are…

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By Dayna Thompson | April 26, 2017

Results from the ENERGY STAR National Building Competition: BOOTCAMP

The EPA recently announced results from the ENERGY STAR® National Building Competition: BOOTCAMP. The competition “challenged building owners, managers, and occupants to reduce energy and water use, and save money over just 90 days!” Over 800 buildings tracked their performance using ENERGY STAR PORTFOLIO MANAGER in order to increase monthly savings. Two Nonprofit Energy and…

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By Dayna Thompson | April 26, 2017

City of Atlanta, Highwoods Properties and Southface Pledge to Turn Lights Out for Birds

Atlanta Audubon Society is excited to welcome the City of Atlanta, Highwoods Properties and Southface as the first commercial participants in Lights Out Atlanta. Sponsored by Atlanta Audubon and the Atlanta Better Buildings Challenge (ABBC), Lights Out Atlanta was launched in March 2017 to reduce bird deaths caused by building collisions. “Atlanta Audubon Society is…

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By Dayna Thompson | April 19, 2017

Georgia’s Low-Income Housing Developers Can Lead on Solar

Georgia has an uplifting solar story to tell. We had 22 megawatts (MW) of installed solar in 2012 when Southface launched the Solar Map available on www.GeorgiaEnergyData.org. The state exceeded 1,100 MW by the end of 2016. However, our tracking of solar installations in Georgia also reveals that the vast majority of this capacity is…

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By Shan Arora | April 10, 2017

Southface Annual Report

2016: A year of transition and visioning Dear friends of Southface, 2016 was a year of planning, transition and visioning for the Southface staff and governing board in preparation for new leadership. The senior staff team refined best-in-class management practices. Thanks to a Toolbox Grant from the Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta, the board received…

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By Staff Editor | March 31, 2017

Reliable is Proud to Offer ENERGY STAR Verified Installation in Georgia

According to the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), many utilities have prescriptive rebate programs that offer incentives for high efficient HVAC equipment. But nearly half of all heating and cooling equipment in U.S. homes never performs to its advertised capacity and efficiency due to poor design and incorrect installation. This means homeowners pay higher operating…

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By Dayna Thompson | March 22, 2017

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