Walklanta

Is the era of sprawl coming to a close in Atlanta? How can we reconcile recent Smart Growth America findings that named Atlanta the most sprawling metro area in the United States?

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By Staff Writer | August 1, 2014

Clean Power Plan Public Hearing Testimony

This testimony was given during EPA public hearings in Atlanta on July 29, 2014.

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By Dennis Creech | July 29, 2014
Design Reviews Landing

Georgia is well positioned to achieve its 2030 goal

On June 2, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released a Clean Power Plan to cut carbon pollution from existing power plants that will hopefully satisfy the concerns of most industries, advocates and state-level regulators. The Plan acknowledges that states have to generate the electricity they need and therefore sets goals for each state to reduce its pollution-to-power ratio by the year 2030. Georgia’s goal is 834 pounds of CO2 emissions per megawatt-hour of electricity generated, a 44 percent drop from our 2012 ratio.

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By Staff Writer | July 25, 2014

Bosch Residential Geothermal Heat Pumps

Bosch Greensource Residential Geothermal Heat Pumps Deliver Cost Savings With High Efficiency Green Technology The Bosch Greensource CDi series stands for Complete Design with Innovation, and is built and tested to be one of the highest efficiency and most reliable units on the market. The Greensource™ CDi Series Model SM heat pump comes in cooling…

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By Sponsored Content | July 24, 2014

Join us October 1 for Visionary Dinner!

Reserve your seat now for the 2014 Visionary Dinner on Wednesday, October 1 in the Egyptian Ballroom of the historic Fox Theatre.

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By Staff Writer | July 24, 2014

Summer Solstice celebration 2014

Thanks to all who joined us for this year’s Summer Solstice party in the Southface Gardens.

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By Amber McFarland | June 26, 2014

Meet a Southfacer: Jenna Grygier

Jenna Grygier, Residential Green Building Services project manager

As a RESNET Quality Assurance Designee (QAD), Jenna manages the Southface Energy Rated Homes (SERH) providership and serves as a mentor and technical advisor for new and existing independent HERS and Southface staff. She is involved with overseeing the ENERGY STAR, Indoor airPLUS and WaterSense programs and ensuring that all third-party quality assurance responsibilities are performed and reported. Jenna also provides training support for a variety of Southface trainings such as HERS and ENERGY STAR, and offers technical support to the residential and commercial teams in general.

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By Jenna Grygier | June 20, 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

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