EarthCraft: 15 Years of Innovation

The EarthCraft green building certification program was developed by the Greater Atlanta Home Builders Association and Southface in 1999. EarthCraft certification helps to ensure that buildings and communities in the region meet strict criteria for saving energy and water, ensuring high indoor air quality and protecting land and natural resources.

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By Staff Writer | October 9, 2014

(Energy-efficient) Lights, Camera, Action! A lighting renovation at Atlanta’s historic Fox Theatre

A major lighting renovation is underway at Atlanta’s historic Fox Theatre. The renovation involves replacing 5,500 incandescent light bulbs with LED bulbs. When complete, the project is projected to reduce the electricity used by the upgraded bulbs by 80 percent, which will save the Fox over $14,000 annually.

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By Staff Writer | September 24, 2014

Amelia Godfrey earns place on Home Energy Magazine’s Thirty Under 30 List

Home Energy Magazine recently released a list of thirty professionals under the age of 30 who have made a notable impact on the home energy industry through their commitment to saving energy.

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By Staff Writer | September 5, 2014

The Atlanta BeltLine: Then and Now

The Atlanta BeltLine is well underway, and in some neighborhoods, particularly those along the Eastside Trail, it has transformed local perspectives on alternative transportation.

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By Staff Writer | September 3, 2014

Validating the Impact of Green Affordable Housing

“The most affordable home is one that is affordable to live in and operate.”  These are words we’ve lived by for years at Southface, and finally, we’re working to put statistics behind the anecdotes. Validating the Impact of Green Affordable Housing is a recently funded one-year research project. Our communities and policy teams, along with…

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By Alex Trachtenberg | August 29, 2014

Georgia Growing Green

Note from Dennis Creech, Southface co-founder. Dear Southface Community, The first Earth Day on April 22, 1970 changed the public’s perception of the environment. However, while the production and use of energy was a major driver behind many of the serious global and local environmental challenges of the day, few in the environmental community worked…

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By Staff Writer | August 27, 2014

SART: Urban Placemaking and the Role of Community Improvement Districts

Community Improvement Districts (CIDs) are increasingly important for placemaking and walkable, sustainable urbanization.

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By Staff Writer | May 29, 2014

Historic and green: EarthCraft Sustainable Preservation program launched

Southface and The Georgia Trust have developed the nation’s first green building certification program for historic buildings.

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By Bourke Reeve | May 20, 2014

Meet a Southfacer: Maria Quiñones

Maria conducts energy and water assessments for commercial facilities. She provides technical assistance to the Atlanta Better Buildings Challenge program for large commercial facilities that have publicly pledged to reduce energy and water use by 20% by 2020. Maria also works with the Grants to Green program for metro Atlanta nonprofits by identifying energy and water conservation projects and providing technical support for implementing resource-saving strategies.

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By Staff Writer | May 16, 2014

Four metro Atlanta nonprofits receive Grants to Green Campus funds

Initiative aims to reduce environmental impact while increasing building operations cost-efficiency.

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By Chandra Farley | May 8, 2014

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