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

Five steps to a thriving Atlanta region

Greenprints keynote speaker Doug Hooker outlines five key steps we must take in order to secure a healthy and vibrant future for the Atlanta region.

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By Staff Writer | March 19, 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

Georgia’s clean energy industry provides nearly 20,000 full-time jobs

The 2014 Georgia Clean Energy Industry Census quantifies the clean energy industry’s impact on the state’s economy. The report provides analysis on full-time employment, revenues, export activity, business hurdles, skill gaps and growth potential.

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By Staff Writer | February 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

Greenprints Keynote: Doug Hooker

Get to know Doug Hooker, Atlanta Regional Commission executive director and Greenprints 2015 plenary speaker. Doug’s Greenprints session will focus on benchmarking and disclosure, as well as policies that drive energy efficiency in large commercial buildings.

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By Staff Writer | January 28, 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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