Meet Jack Wynn: Iraq veteran and energy efficiency entrepreneur

Marine Corps veteran Jack Wynn was inspired to start his own home energy improvement business after dramatically lowering his own utility bills. Southface’s veteran education benefit program is helping him reach that goal.

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By Staff Writer | April 21, 2015

Sustainable Georgia: Gaining Some Green

Today, 678 clean energy firms provide 19,633 full-time jobs in the Peach State – almost the same as the number of active physicians working here. The industry generates more than $2.9 billion in annual gross revenue and includes building efficiency, renewable energy, geothermal, smart grid, energy storage, fuel cell and alternative vehicle fuel sectors.

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By Staff Writer | April 7, 2015

Journey To Efficiency

Jodi and Chris Laumer-Giddens did not always design and build with a focus on sustainability, but moving into the Atlanta market and connecting with Southface changed their path.

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By Joey Shea | March 29, 2015

Emory WaterHub models sustainable technology for region

The WaterHub at Emory University processes 400,000 gallons of water a day using a mostly biological, aquaponic based process that requires very little energy or chemical input.

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By Joey Shea | March 25, 2015

Lower interest rates for green buildings

The Greater Atlanta Home Builders Association and Southface are pleased to announce that Fannie Mae will reward multifamily properties with a green building certification, such as EarthCraft, with a lower interest rate.

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By Staff Writer | March 12, 2015

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

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