Alex T. SAPORTA REPORT Thought Leaders

Igniting Change in the Region

Policymakers, community advocates and private enterprise are poised to act at a critical juncture in Atlanta’s history. We face a choice to deepen divides between neighborhoods and people with further disinvestment in some communities or find a way to connect economic development strategies with all our community assets to enable Atlanta to become a truly world class region and city.

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By Joey Shea | October 5, 2016
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Southface Awarded Grant to Research Indoor Air Quality in Homes

Building America, a Department of Energy program, awarded Southface a grant to investigate indoor air quality (IAQ) in new and existing homes. Working with key industry experts, Southface expects to research the anticipated link between IAQ and chronic health problems.

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By Amber McFarland | September 28, 2016
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Green on Gift: An EarthCraft Story

See what happens when an experienced builder publicizes his ongoing commitment to green building. The resulting house, called “Green on Gift,” is certified as EarthCraft Platinum and has received one of the highest point totals in the program’s history.

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By Joey Shea | September 6, 2016
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Solar Panels and Southern Houses

Shan Arora, policy programs manager here at Southface, recently spoke with the Natural Resources Defense Council about his thoughts on distributed generation and how the South can gain the most from its mounting desire for energy independence.

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By Diondra Powers | August 24, 2016
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Southface Board Member Leads Vets’ Initiative for American Bar Association

Southface Board member and American Bar Association president Linda Klein is leading a program to provide legal aid to vets.

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By Joey Shea | August 10, 2016

Southface’s Marci Reed Recognized for Environmental Workplace Giving

EarthShare is pleased to announce that its annual Earl Blauner Award for Outstanding Contributions to EarthShare and Environmental Workplace Giving has been awarded to longtime board member and supporter, Marci B. Reed, CFRE, MPA, of Southface Energy Institute.

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By Staff | June 9, 2016

Nonprofits Show Positive Results by Leading the Way in Energy and Water Efficiency

Southface’s teams – Boys & Girls Clubs All Stars and Grants to Green 2015 – successfully completed EPA’s 2015 ENERGY STAR® National Building Competition.

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By Chandra Farley | May 25, 2016

Lord Aeck Sargent Wins Six Preservation Awards

Congratulations to Eco Office architects Lord Aeck Sargent for winning six preservation awards from the Georgia Trust.

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By Marci Reed | May 23, 2016

Keeping Track of Your Building’s Energy and Water Consumption Data

Buildings that consistently benchmark save energy. On average, a property benchmarking will see an average reduction in energy use of 2.4 percent per year and a two point increase annually in ENERGY STAR Score.

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By Staff Writer | May 19, 2016

Atlanta Press Club Tackles the State of Regional Transit

Panelists agreed that the region has improved its infrastructure and the public perception of transit, but that the area has a lot of room to grow with regards to connectivity and serving the majority of residents. In the coming weeks, Southface will focus coverage on animportant upcoming vote that could address infrastructure expansion and operational funding for transit projects throughout the city.

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By Joey Shea | May 12, 2016

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