EarthCraft Breathes New Life into Decatur Green Homes

Green certified home renovations are sure to become more common in Decatur starting this spring, thanks in large part to the research efforts of Southface’s EarthCraft team.
Last month, Southface conducted preliminary energy and cost-savings analyses of three recently renovated homes pursuing EarthCraft Renovation certification as part of the implementation of the City of Decatur’s “High Performance Building Standard,” requiring all new construction and commercial renovation meeting certain thresholds to be certified under a green building standard.

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By Amber McFarland | February 23, 2017

Andrea Pinabell to Deliver Opening Keynote at Next South Conference

Over the first few months of 2017, Southface’s new President, Andrea Pinabell, has been touring Southface’s sustainability networks to get to know the partners, thought leaders and funders we work with every day to deliver our mission and pursue our vision. For many years, Georgia Conservancy, the 50 year-old conservation nonprofit dedicated to protecting and…

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By Joey Shea | February 16, 2017

Georgia Tech’s Living Building Reaches Milestone

The Living Building at Georgia Tech has reached a major milestone, with the approval of the schematic design. Approved by Georgia Tech’s Planning and Design Commission in December, the schematic design essentially provides a working blueprint for what is anticipated to be the most environmentally advanced research and educational building ever constructed in the Southeast.

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By Amber McFarland | February 14, 2017

Meet a Southfacer (Again): Jenna Grygier

Back in 2014, when she was a project manager on the Residential team, Jenna Grygier was kind enough to tell us a little about her interests. Today, we revisited Jenna after her life-changing experience on a full through-hike of the Appalachian Trail. You can find her first ‘Meet a Southfacer’ on the journal here. What…

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By Amber McFarland | February 7, 2017
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A Look Back at Fulcrum Award Winners: Raising Consciousness, Tipping the Balance

Last year, in preparation for our annual Greenprints conference, the leadership team at Southface considered a provocative notion: what if a simple awards program could transform the market and shape the conversation?

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By Amber McFarland | January 31, 2017
Metro Water District at the Fulcrum Awards

Fulcrum Follow Up: Metro Water District

In March of 2016 at the Greenprints Conference, Southface debuted the Fulcrum Awards. As we approach the second annual Fulcrum Awards, we checked in with inaugural winners.

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By Amber McFarland | January 24, 2017
Before and after of Iberville Offsites.

Fulcrum Follow-up: Iberville Offsites

In March of 2016 at the Greenprints Conference, Southface debuted the Fulcrum Awards. As we approach the second annual Fulcrum Awards, we checked in with inaugural winners.

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By Amber McFarland | January 17, 2017
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Big Ladder Workshops Come to Southface

Learn from a team of energy modelers and programmers with many years of experience providing support, training, and software tools for EnergyPlus. Register for the Big Ladder Software workshop series to learn the energy modeling software.

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By Diondra Powers | January 11, 2017
Proof is Possible-TinyLab

Proof is Possible Tour Rolls into Atlanta

TinyLab is the high performing tiny house on wheels you haven’t seen in person until now, and the Lunsfords are bringing it to Atlanta January 21-28!

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By Diondra Powers | January 9, 2017
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Shan Arora Wins 2016 Solar Advocate Award

The Georgia Solar Energy Association awarded its 2016 Solar Advocate Award to Shan Arora, program manager for Southface, at its annual holiday celebration on Thursday, December 15.

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By Diondra Powers | January 5, 2017

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