Energy efficiency takes up residence at Atlanta’s historic Imperial Hotel

Atlanta’s historic Imperial Hotel, one of the city’s few remaining Chicago style buildings constructed around the turn of the century, recently reopened as The Commons at Imperial Hotel, featuring 90 units serving low and moderate income residents, many of whom have special needs.

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By Staff Writer | February 10, 2015

EarthCraft Renovation Project Focuses on Efficiency

Joe Thomas of Elemental Green Homes saw an opportunity during a Greenprints conference six years ago. Hearing a presentation on market trend research, Joe became convinced that the younger generation valued green building more than their parents. He knew that as that generation matured financially, there would be a market for environmentally conscious first-time home buyers.

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By Joey Shea | December 22, 2014
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Boys & Girls Clubs of America Energy and Water Efficiency Program

The Boys & Girls Clubs of America Energy and Water Efficiency Program (BGCA EWEP) leverages our successful local Grants to Green program that has helped more than 155 nonprofits save more than $1 million per year in energy and water costs since 2008.

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By Staff Writer | December 3, 2014
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Sarah Hill Wins Atlanta Business Chronicle's 2014 40 Under 40 Award

Southface LEED for Homes Project Manager Sarah Hill has been awarded the Atlanta Business Chronicle’s 2014 40 Under 40 Award for her dedication to making Atlanta’s built environment healthier, more durable and more energy-efficient.

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By Staff Writer | November 17, 2014

An Energy Efficient Route to Veteran Employment in Georgia

The transition from military service to civilian life is difficult for many, including myself. Identifying transferable skills and competing for jobs in a tough market equates to a challenging road to employment for many veterans. Southface was recently approved by the Department of Veterans Affairs to accept veteran education benefits from students who have served in the military, who are currently on active duty, or are dependents of a disabled or deceased veteran for most Southface courses. With a nationwide reputation for quality and student success, Southface courses open doors for employment in a wide variety of home performance, building, remodeling, home inspection, HVAC and energy-efficiency consulting companies.

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By John Kane | November 5, 2014

EarthCraft program celebrates 15th anniversary

The Greater Atlanta Home Builders Association (GAHBA) and Southface celebrated the 15th anniversary of the EarthCraft program at the October 29 EarthCraft Celebration of Excellence. Over 100 green building professionals celebrated the event, at which the annual EarthCraft Awards for excellence within the program were presented in six categories.

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By Staff Writer | October 30, 2014

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

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