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

Integrated Design: A case study of Weatherford Place

The residential workshop took place at Weatherford Place, a Solar Community of EcoCraft Hybrid™ Homes in Roswell designed and constructed by Cadmus Construction. The development has achieved the first Platinum Level LEED for Homes Certification in Georgia, a pioneering feat attained by only five percent of LEED for Homes certification recipients nationwide.

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By Staff Writer | May 1, 2014

Health aspects of LEED certification

The USGBC’s goal is to provide a program that gives building teams tools to develop high-performance, healthy living spaces. Southface utilizes this tool to provide technical assistance and sustainability consulting services for many clients interested in providing healthy environments in their homes, school, offices, and clinics.

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By Laura Case | May 1, 2014

EarthCraft Virginia's Sustainable Leadership Awards

EarthCraft Virginia is an independent nonprofit organization that started as a special initiative of Southface, but has truly flourished over its 10-year history. I had the honor of offering remarks at this years’ ceremony where individuals were recognized for their accomplishments in advancing green building and sustainable community design.

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By Dennis Creech | April 29, 2014

Shane Totten joins Southface leadership team

As director of Commercial Green Building Services, Totten and his team help local and regional businesses achieve their sustainability goals.

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By Staff Writer | April 15, 2014

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