Dennis Creech Recognized at Visionary Dinner

Southface Honors Dennis Creech at Annual Visionary Dinner

On Thursday, September 8, the Oceans Ballroom at the Georgia Aquarium was filled for Southface’s annual Visionary Dinner. Close to 600 business leaders, nonprofit executives, policymakers and sustainability enthusiasts joined us to celebrate outgoing Executive Director Dennis Creech, and his 38 years of service to Southface.

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By Diondra Powers | September 14, 2016
Living Building at Georgia Tech

Skanska to Construct Living Building at Georgia Tech

Construction of the Living Building at Georgia Tech is slated to begin in 2017. Georgia Tech has just announced that Skanska will be at the helm of the project.

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By Diondra Powers | September 14, 2016
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Green on Gift: An EarthCraft Story

See what happens when an experienced builder publicizes his ongoing commitment to green building. The resulting house, called “Green on Gift,” is certified as EarthCraft Platinum and has received one of the highest point totals in the program’s history.

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By Joey Shea | September 6, 2016
Solar Panels and Southern Houses

Solar Panels and Southern Houses

Shan Arora, policy programs manager here at Southface, recently spoke with the Natural Resources Defense Council about his thoughts on distributed generation and how the South can gain the most from its mounting desire for energy independence.

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By Diondra Powers | August 24, 2016
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Biophilic Design Integrated into Southeast Design Showhouse

Biophilic design is a principle behind Hope and Will’s Room, a playroom showcasing how spaces impact our health, which was on display in the Southeast Design Showroom, hosted by Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles, in Atlanta earlier this year.

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By Diondra Powers | August 22, 2016
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Small Commercial Buildings Benefit from ACBI

Over the past three years, Southface has conducted research on the small commercial building sector through a grant from the U.S. Department of Energy. The Advanced Commercial Building Initiative (ACBI) aims to demystify building systems and remove barriers to resource efficiency. The small commercial sector (buildings less than 50,000 sq. ft.) has long been a…

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By Diondra Powers | August 17, 2016
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Georgia Power Company’s Integrated Resource Plan Provides More Inclusive Energy Efficiency Access

On July 28, the 2016 IRP proceeding came to a close with the PSC ordering a clear investment in low-income multifamily affordable housing EE.

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By Joey Shea | August 17, 2016
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Bourke Reeve To Present At Madison-Morgan 2016 Sustainability Symposium

Just how does a building with historical significance, but compromised structural integrity, thrive into the modern age? Join Bourke Reeve on August 13 as he presents on sustainable development and historic preservation.

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By Diondra Powers | August 12, 2016
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Southface Board Member Leads Vets’ Initiative for American Bar Association

Linda Klein, long time member of the Southface board and past chair, is assuming the presidency of the American Bar Association next week. In and of itself, her appointment is something to be proud of, but her agenda is something further to be excited about as her term begins. Linda is developing a program to…

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By Joey Shea | August 10, 2016
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Southface Staff Members Join Industry Boards

Two of our staff members have recently been elected to Boards of Directors within the industry.

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By Diondra Powers | August 3, 2016

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