Posts by Amber McFarland

EarthCraft Breathes New Life into Decatur Green Homes

Green certified home renovations are sure to become more common in Decatur starting this spring, thanks in large part to the research efforts of Southface’s EarthCraft team.
Last month, Southface conducted preliminary energy and cost-savings analyses of three recently renovated homes pursuing EarthCraft Renovation certification as part of the implementation of the City of Decatur’s “High Performance Building Standard,” requiring all new construction and commercial renovation meeting certain thresholds to be certified under a green building standard.

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Georgia Tech’s Living Building Reaches Milestone

The Living Building at Georgia Tech has reached a major milestone, with the approval of the schematic design. Approved by Georgia Tech’s Planning and Design Commission in December, the schematic design essentially provides a working blueprint for what is anticipated to be the most environmentally advanced research and educational building ever constructed in the Southeast.

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Meet a Southfacer (Again): Jenna Grygier

Back in 2014, when she was a project manager on the Residential team, Jenna Grygier was kind enough to tell us a little about her interests. Today, we revisited Jenna after her life-changing experience on a full through-hike of the Appalachian Trail. You can find her first ‘Meet a Southfacer’ on the journal here. What…

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Southface Celebrates Winter Solstice 2016

Last week at the annual Southface Winter Solstice Celebration, Southface staff, members and friends celebrated a successful year and honored key contributors to the organization’s mission, including outgoing co-founder and executive director Dennis Creech.

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SART Recap: 2016 Election Results and Environmental Advocacy

In the wake of a long presidential campaign, many groups are wondering what President-Elect Trump and a new collection of close advisors, advocates and staffers will bring—especially when it comes to environmental issues. December’s SART centered on what to expect from energy policy and environmental regulation in a new political era.

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