Events

EarthCraft Awards Celebrate “Well-Built for Well-Being” Excellence

Last night, 15 awards were presented as a part of EarthCraft’s annual Celebration of Excellence, which recognizes projects, teams, builders, contractors, and organizations that have excelled in their commitment to the EarthCraft program. Founded in 1999 by Southface and the Greater Atlanta Home Builders Association, EarthCraft is a regional green building certification program focused on…

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Remembering EarthCraft Achievement: Part 2

The EarthCraft Celebration of Excellence is just over two weeks away, and with that comes Part Two of our series remembering past winners of EarthCraft awards (if you missed Part One, you can still check it out). EarthCraft’s commitment to sustainability and its focus on high performance buildings is exemplified through many of its projects, including the two below:

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Southface Celebrates Its Nineteenth Visionary Dinner

On Tuesday, September 19, the Oceans Ballroom at the Georgia Aquarium was packed with eager guests of Southface’s annual fundraising gala. Sustainability professionals from across the southeast attend the wine-paired, five-course dinner each year to support Southface’s efforts to promote sustainable homes, workplaces and communities. Close to 400 business leaders, nonprofit executives, policymakers and sustainability…

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EarthCraft Light Commercial Feedback Forum

Southface is in the process of updating the EarthCraft Light Commercial (ECLC) certification program to Version 2.0. We need your feedback to make the most of this program update. Please join us on September 26th from 4:30pm to 6:30pm for a feedback forum, located in the Home Depot Training Center on the main Southface campus.…

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Southface’s 2017 Visionary Dinner

We have invited thought leaders in philanthropy to have a conversation that will resonate with our audience and inspire attendees to action. Invited panelists include Otis Rolley, Regional Director, The Rockefeller Foundation; Florence Vasser Seydel, Trustee Elect at the Turner Foundation, Inc.; Lois R. DeBacker, Managing Director of The Kresge Foundation’s Environment Program and Darryl Young, Director, Sustainable Cities at the Summit Foundation.

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Len Foote Hike Inn “Above the Grid” Project Brings Solar Energy to Georgia Backcountry

Brighter days are ahead for the Len Foote Hike Inn, an environmentally sustainable wilderness lodge in the North Georgia mountains, thanks to a newly installed 53.72 kW solar photovoltaic array. The “Above the Grid” solar project supplies nearly 70 percent of the inn’s electricity needs and will educate thousands of guests annually about the value of sustainable environmental practices.

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Remembering EarthCraft Achievement

On October 19, Southface will celebrate the EarthCraft Celebration of Excellence, an annual award ceremony that recognizes builders, architects, developers and contractors for their commitment to exceptional sustainable building design and performance.

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Southface Presents 2017 Argon Award for Sustainability

Serenbe founder and CEO Steve Nygren will be honored with the 2017 Argon Award at Southface’s annual Visionary Dinner, a gala that brings together hundreds of sustainability professionals to raise awareness and funding for Southface’s continued work in high-performance affordable housing, green infrastructure, clean energy, healthy buildings and sustainable communities.

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Launch to Celebrate Living Building at Georgia Tech

By Ken Edelstein, Editor, Kendeda Living Building Chronicle Don’t call it groundbreaking. The September 12 launch for the Living Building at Georgia Tech is about restoring the Earth more than “breaking” it. Right now, the site is a parking lot at the corner of Ferst Drive and State Street in the northwest quadrant of the…

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