Results from the ENERGY STAR National Building Competition: BOOTCAMP

The EPA recently announced results from the ENERGY STAR® National Building Competition: BOOTCAMP. The competition “challenged building owners, managers, and occupants to reduce energy and water use, and save money over just 90 days!” Over 800 buildings tracked their performance using ENERGY STAR PORTFOLIO MANAGER in order to increase monthly savings. Two Nonprofit Energy and…

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By Dayna Thompson | April 26, 2017

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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By Amber McFarland | February 14, 2017
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Ideas Competition Reforms Architect Selection Process

It’s not often six architectural firms celebrate a contest most of them lost. On three occasions, the design finalists for the Living Building at Georgia Tech have done just that — together and in public.

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By Diondra Powers | December 1, 2016

“Making A Difference” Towards a More Sustainable Future

“Making a Difference” and working towards a more sustainable future is core to who Southface is as an organization. So many of the programs and initiatives impact the lives and support the livelihoods of so many around the Southeast and across the U.S.

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By Diondra Powers | November 30, 2016
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Southface Staff Earns Master Trainer Milestones

Our Education and Technical Assistance team has a vast breadth and depth of knowledge—ranging from the fundamentals of building science to LEED® administration to energy code standards to combustion safety—and believes that learning is never finished.

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By Diondra Powers | October 19, 2016
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Grants to Green Program Wins Atlanta E3 Award

Grants to Green has been recognized for excellence again! The program won the Community Strong Award at the annual Atlanta E3 Awards on Tuesday, October 4.

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By Diondra Powers | October 6, 2016
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Igniting Change in the Region

Policymakers, community advocates and private enterprise are poised to act at a critical juncture in Atlanta’s history. We face a choice to deepen divides between neighborhoods and people with further disinvestment in some communities or find a way to connect economic development strategies with all our community assets to enable Atlanta to become a truly world class region and city.

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By Joey Shea | October 5, 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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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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