Living Building at Georgia Tech

Ideas Competition Reforms Architect Selection Process

It’s not often six architectural firms celebrate a contest most of them lost. On three occasions, the design finalists for the Living Building at Georgia Tech have done just that — together and in public.

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By Diondra Powers | December 1, 2016

“Making A Difference” Towards a More Sustainable Future

“Making a Difference” and working towards a more sustainable future is core to who Southface is as an organization. So many of the programs and initiatives impact the lives and support the livelihoods of so many around the Southeast and across the U.S.

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By Diondra Powers | November 30, 2016

Meet a Southfacer: Alex Trachtenberg

Alex provides project management and deliverables support for the Community Sustainability Services and Policy Teams. Find out what he likes to do when he’s not at Southface.

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By Joey Shea | November 22, 2016

SART Recap: Aerotropolis Atlanta

The Aerotropolis Atlanta Alliance (Aero ATL) is a nonprofit coalition of partners organized under various governing bodies to drive economic investment and growth around Hartsfield Jackson Atlanta International Airport and its growing assets.

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By Diondra Powers | November 11, 2016
Living Building at Georgia Tech

Journey to the Living Building

Funded through a private grant from The Kendeda Fund, the Living Building at Georgia Tech is expected to become a Living Building Challenge 3.1 certified facility – the built environment’s most rigorous and ambitious performance standard.

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By Diondra Powers | November 10, 2016

EarthCraft Awards Recognize the Best of the Built Environment

The EarthCraft Awards returned this year with a fresh take on what makes an EarthCraft project great.

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By Amber McFarland | November 1, 2016

SART Recap: Starting from the Bottom

Don’t simply get lost in the presidential election—we have a once-in-a-generation chance to impact our city’s infrastructure and communities, particularly the most vulnerable. This November, start from the bottom (of the ballot).

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By Diondra Powers | October 26, 2016
Research enginnr, Kavin Manickaraj, and research associate, Alex Powell, fine tune IAQ sensors developed by Southface.

Healthy Home Evaluator Launches: Healthy Homes, Healthy People

In early October, the Building Performance Institute (BPI) announced the nationwide launch of the Healthy Home Evaluator certification program. The Healthy Home Evaluator (HHE) is a credentialing program that was developed via a partnership between BPI and the Green & Healthy Homes Initiative (GHHI) with the goal of creating healthier homes and healthier people by…

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By Diondra Powers | October 20, 2016

Southface Staff Earns Master Trainer Milestones

Our Education and Technical Assistance team has a vast breadth and depth of knowledge—ranging from the fundamentals of building science to LEED® administration to energy code standards to combustion safety—and believes that learning is never finished.

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By Diondra Powers | October 19, 2016

Bourke Reeve Presented at Booth Western Art Museum

Curious about the energy usage of historic homes? Join Bourke Reeve on November 11 as he presents on energy efficiency in historic structures at the Booth Western Art Museum in Cartersville, Georgia.

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By Diondra Powers | October 18, 2016

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