EarthCraft Sustainable Preservation Named a Finalist in 2017 Atlanta E3 Awards

EarthCraft Sustainable Preservation (ECSP), a partnership between Southface and The Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation, has been selected as a finalist in the Built Environment category for the 2017 Atlanta E3 Awards. The E3 Awards celebrate the companies, organizations and people who deserve recognition for their work in sustainable business practices. ECSP revitalizes underused or…

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By Staff Writer | July 17, 2017

Fulton Supply Lofts Earn Green Certification

Fulton Supply Lofts participated in the Georgia Power Home Energy Improvement Program, and based on improvements made to the existing shell and the high efficiency systems installed, this project saw efficiency improvements of over 30 percent per unit and was eligible for the maximum rebate under the 2013-2016 HEIP funding cycle. Fulton Supply Lofts are…

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By Dayna Thompson | April 26, 2017

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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By Amber McFarland | February 23, 2017

“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

EarthCraft Awards Recognize the Best of the Built Environment

The EarthCraft Awards returned this year with a fresh take on what makes an EarthCraft project great.

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By Amber McFarland | November 1, 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

Bourke Reeve Presented at Booth Western Art Museum

Curious about the energy usage of historic homes? Join Bourke Reeve on November 11 as he presents on energy efficiency in historic structures at the Booth Western Art Museum in Cartersville, Georgia.

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By Diondra Powers | October 18, 2016
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Green on Gift: An EarthCraft Story

See what happens when an experienced builder publicizes his ongoing commitment to green building. The resulting house, called “Green on Gift,” is certified as EarthCraft Platinum and has received one of the highest point totals in the program’s history.

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By Joey Shea | September 6, 2016
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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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Historic Preservation in Rome, Georgia

Check out this shining new example of an EarthCraft multifamily project in historic downtown Rome, Ga.

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By Diondra Powers | July 22, 2016

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