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

Southface’s IREC-accredited trainings and DOE’s Quality Work Plan

In July 2012, Southface became one of the first Weatherization Training Centers (WTC) in the country to earn IREC Accreditation for its Energy Auditor Training Program. In January 2014, Southface earned IREC Accreditation for the remaining three Home Energy Professional Training Programs: Quality Control Inspector, Retrofit Installer Technician and Crew Leader, making Southface one of only seven WTCs in the country to possess IREC Accreditation for all four of the Home Energy Professional designations.

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By Brad Turner | 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

Marci B. Reed joins Southface leadership team

Southface is pleased to announce that Marci B. Reed will be joining the organization as chief development and communications officer beginning May 1, 2014.

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By Marci Reed | April 25, 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

SART: International sustainability

Speakers at the April Sustainable Atlanta Roundtable (SART) discussed the achievements and areas of opportunity for sustainability in Atlanta, Germany and Canada.

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By Staff Writer | April 4, 2014

Greenprints 2014: Keynote Cliff Majersik

Greenprints keynote Cliff Majersik highlighted the importance of gathering and managing environmental data on commercial buildings across the U.S.

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By Staff Writer | March 31, 2014

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