Posts by Dayna Thompson

Telling A Different Story: Sustainability As A Means To Increase Mission-Driven Capacity And Strengthen Communities

How does a building energy audit feed hungry people? Serve at-risk youth? Grow an arts program? Believe it or not, this isn’t a nonsequitur – it’s a demonstrated fact. Nonprofits are excellent targets for energy and water efficiency upgrades in their facilities as they are under pressure to reduce expenses and often occupy inefficient buildings…

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Big Prospects for Small Spaces

If you watch HGTV, you might think the entire country is considering a move to a tiny house. From Tiny House, Big Living to Tiny House Builders to Tiny Luxury, you can’t turn on the channel without seeing a tiny house show. But are tiny homes the abode of the future, or are they a…

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Get to know Amelia Godfrey, Senior Project Manager

I have seen some of the worst housing in this country, and I have seen some of the best housing in this country. That has opened my eyes to the fact that people’s access to basic housing, education, food, etc., are wildly unequal. My job plays a factor in social equality.

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The Atlanta Better Buildings Challenge Celebrates Top Performers

In partnership with the City of Atlanta, Central Atlanta Progress, Southface, Midtown Alliance and Livable Buckhead, the Atlanta Better Buildings Challenge (ABBC) is a public/private initiative to reduce energy and water consumption by at least 20 percent by 2020 across the Atlanta area. Led by the City of Atlanta Mayor’s Office of Resilience, the program…

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Georgia Piedmont Technical College “Amps Up” its Sustainability Efforts by Expanding Electric Vehicle Charging Station Options

Ribbon-Cutting ceremony held at college’s Newton Campus You won’t hear the roar of the fleet vehicle engines at Georgia Piedmont Technical College much these days. That’s because electric vehicles (EV) don’t make a lot of noise. The college is expanding its fleet of electric vehicles, and providing charging stations to keep them fueled up. Showcasing…

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Meet a Southfacer: Ingrid Irby

Ingrid Irby works at Southface as a Residential Sustainability Services Administrator. In her spare she likes to march around Atlanta with her daughter. Read to find out more about Ingrid and her love for Southface!

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Alumnus Feature: Conor Sosebee

Southface’s staff represents a diverse group of leaders in the fields of sustainability, equitable community development, environmental science, health, high performance building and sustainable design. Each day, staff members work hard to create a healthy built environment for all, and Southface is invested in the good work that each employee carries out within the organization and beyond. By keeping in touch with former employees, Southface is able to celebrate the accomplishments that alumni make and keep up to date with how they are bettering the world.

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Project Safe Flight Atlanta And Lights Out Atlanta Spring Wrap Up

Volunteers with Atlanta Audubon Society’s Project Safe Flight Atlanta have been patrolling the streets during bird migration this spring looking for birds that have been killed or injured after colliding with buildings. During the spring 2017 monitoring season, volunteers collected 138 birds, representing 46 different species bringing to total birds collected since the program began…

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Southface Elects New Board Member

Nikki Walker joins Southface as Board Member in the continued support of creating a culture of operational excellence Southface is pleased to announce that Nikki Walker has joined its Board of Directors, bringing extensive technical and sustainability capabilities, in depth knowledge of policy and more than fifteen years of diverse leadership experience to the organization’s…

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