Brookhaven-Oglethorpe MARTA station charrette

Southface and the Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC) facilitated a four-day Transit Oriented Development (TOD) charrette in October of 2013, focused on the redevelopment of the Brookhaven-Oglethorpe MARTA station parking lots.

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By Alex Trachtenberg | December 13, 2013

SART: The Georgia Coast

The Sustainable Atlanta Roundtable convenes on the first Friday of each month to discuss the region’s current environmental issues – from water to energy, urban planning to government policy, and much more. Members of the audience are encouraged to ask questions, make comments, network, and learn about Atlanta’s current and future opportunities for sustainable development.

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By Staff Writer | December 6, 2013

2013 EarthCraft Awards

The 2013 EarthCraft Awards were presented by David Ellis, executive vice president of the Greater Atlanta Home Builders Association, and Dennis Creech, executive director of Southface, in the company of over 100 green building design and construction industry leaders at Emory Point on October 30.

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By Staff Writer | November 1, 2013

Spray foam helps light commercial projects achieve multiple goals

The installation of continuous thermal barriers and air barriers along the building envelope are two high-impact strategies for energy efficiency. Spray foam insulation (SPF) is an exciting option for commercial buildings due to the combined benefits of air sealing and insulation in a single product, complete filling of cavities, relative ease of installation and superior noise reduction.

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By Staff Writer | October 1, 2013

Southface Sustainability Circle member spotlight: Stevens & Wilkinson

Founded in 1919, Stevens & Wilkinson has earned a reputation as an industry leader in innovation and design. As a full-service architecture, engineering and interior design firm, Stevens & Wilkinson offers design solutions that set a high standard for community growth and development. Their diverse portfolio of work includes projects for education, government, office/workplace, historic preservation, healthcare, military, and mixed use/urban housing.

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By Staff Writer | October 1, 2013

Greening Rhodes Hall

In the fall of 2012, The Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation received funding from Grants to Green to implement recommendations that were made during the assessment. The Trust is currently using these funds to install an efficient HVAC system and to upgrade insulation in the basement and attic.

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By Bourke Reeve | October 1, 2013

Dennis Creech receives the 2013 Hanley Award

Southface Co-founder and Executive Director Dennis Creech is the winner of the 2013 Hanley Award for Vision and Leadership in Sustainable Housing. The award honors individuals who have demonstrated extraordinary, lasting and far-reaching contributions to the advancement of sustainable housing in the United States.

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By Staff | October 1, 2013

Visionary Dinner & Argon Award 2013

Attended by over 400 influential sustainability leaders from the business, government and nonprofit sectors, the Visionary Dinner raises awareness and funding for Southface. The evening features a memorable dining experience provided by Atlanta’s top chefs who collaborate with Whole Foods Market to create a sumptuous, wine-paired and locally sourced feast.

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By Staff Writer | September 27, 2013

Atlanta Rising to the Better Buildings Challenge

The Better Buildings Challenge (BBC), announced by President Obama in 2011, is designed to integrate efficiency practices into our buildings that can lead to great benefits, including cost savings, avoided emissions, and a healthier economy. Through the BBC, the President is challenging CEOs, university presidents, state and local government leaders, and others to voluntarily commit their organizations to reduce their energy consumption by at least 20% by 2020.

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By Staff Writer | August 1, 2013

At last, Georgia sees the value of solar

A few years ago, who would have thought Georgia was about to become a center of national significance for solar policy and leap other states on the deployment of solar PV? At the end of 2010, Georgia had 5.7 MW of solar, a paltry sum given its abundant sunshine. Based on a July 11 Georgia Public Service Commission (PSC) ruling, the state should have over 800 MW by the end of 2016. The story of how this happened so fast is an example of diverse groups finding common cause and keeping solar power in the spotlight.

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By Shan Arora | July 22, 2013

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