Len Foote Hike Inn “Above the Grid” Project Brings Solar Energy to Georgia Backcountry

Brighter days are ahead for the Len Foote Hike Inn, an environmentally sustainable wilderness lodge in the North Georgia mountains, thanks to a newly installed 53.72 kW solar photovoltaic array. The “Above the Grid” solar project supplies nearly 70 percent of the inn’s electricity needs and will educate thousands of guests annually about the value of sustainable environmental practices.

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By Dayna Thompson | September 5, 2017

Meet a Southfacer: Amber McFarland

Amber McFarland works at Southface as a Communications and Events Project Manager. In her spare time she likes to hang out with her dogs and her husband. Read to find out more about Amber and her love for Southface!

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By Dayna Thompson | September 1, 2017

Remembering EarthCraft Achievement

On October 19, Southface will celebrate the EarthCraft Celebration of Excellence, an annual award ceremony that recognizes builders, architects, developers and contractors for their commitment to exceptional sustainable building design and performance.

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By Dayna Thompson | August 31, 2017

Southface Partners with AHA for Civic Center Redevelopment

Southface, whose campus lies within with Civic Center site, will partner with the Atlanta Housing Authority, Invest Atlanta & Weingarten to redesign its future.
Southface is and will continue to be an asset to not only Atlanta, but across the Southeast and U.S. as a leader in promoting sustainable homes, workplaces and communities.

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By Staff Editor | August 31, 2017

Southface Presents 2017 Argon Award for Sustainability

Serenbe founder and CEO Steve Nygren will be honored with the 2017 Argon Award at Southface’s annual Visionary Dinner, a gala that brings together hundreds of sustainability professionals to raise awareness and funding for Southface’s continued work in high-performance affordable housing, green infrastructure, clean energy, healthy buildings and sustainable communities.

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By Staff Editor | August 29, 2017

EarthCraft Light Commercial Certification – Version 2.0

Southface’s EarthCraft Light Commercial Certification is evolving into Version 2.0! This update will make the certification process more accessible, streamlined and affordable. As we finalize the new version for publication, we need knowledgeable people outside of Southface to review our current draft and let us know how we can make it even better. We trust…

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By Dayna Thompson | August 29, 2017

Launch to Celebrate Living Building at Georgia Tech

By Ken Edelstein, Editor, Kendeda Living Building Chronicle Don’t call it groundbreaking. The September 12 launch for the Living Building at Georgia Tech is about restoring the Earth more than “breaking” it. Right now, the site is a parking lot at the corner of Ferst Drive and State Street in the northwest quadrant of the…

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By Dayna Thompson | August 28, 2017

Southface LMS and Energy Code Hotline

Georgia was selected to participate in a Residential Energy Code Field Study by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). This project will determine how to best help homes capture energy savings by increasing energy code compliance through series of statewide education and outreach efforts to the building industry. Our program partners are currently providing free…

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By Dayna Thompson | August 23, 2017

Meet the 2017 Visionary Dinner Chefs

This year’s Visionary Dinner will be especially memorable as our new President, Andrea Pinabell, puts her unique touch on the event. As the successor to our co-founder, Andrea brings a fresh and creative perspective to the celebration, including new networking opportunities and a new mix of entertainment, information and celebration. Visionary Dinner is anticipated each…

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By Dayna Thompson | August 22, 2017

My Earth Craft Dream Realized

By Tom Mills, guest contributor  If we have met at a Southface event within the last five years, I likely mentioned my dream of an EarthCraft home. This July, the dream was finally realized in a new home constructed in downtown Lilburn, Ga. The home is on track for EarthCraft Platinum, with SK Collaborative serving…

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By Dayna Thompson | August 22, 2017

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