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
Green Wall in Hope and Will Room

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
Alex T. SAPORTA REPORT Thought Leaders

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

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

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
Rome Georgia Historic Preservation Interior

Historic Preservation in Rome, Georgia

EarthCraft, a green building certification program that is a partnership between the Greater Atlanta Home Builders Association and Southface, recently assisted in the historic preservation of an apartment building that was built in the 1800s! SK Collaborative was the EarthCraft Technical Advisor for this restoration. The Greystone Apartments, an EarthCraft Multifamily project, currently serve as home to seniors…

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By Diondra Powers | July 22, 2016

Solar Cells Are Out of This World

Southface’s Kavin Manickaraj traveled to Cape Canaveral, Florida this past weekend to watch a NASA rocket launch to the International Space Station. Why is a Southface staffer going to see a rocket launch newsworthy? This rocket was carrying five thin-film solar cells that Kavin designed, destined for the International Space Station. The cells will remain…

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By Diondra Powers | July 21, 2016

Southface Announces 2016 Visionary Dinner Chefs

Our annual Visionary Dinner is right around the corner on September 8. Meet the chefs for this year’s event. Stay tuned for a video series introducing the chefs and a sneak peek at their courses!

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By Diondra Powers | July 19, 2016

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