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

Signaling Continued Improvement

What if a text could alert you to a small water leak in your home? These “small” energy and water leaks can really add up over time, and most building owners or tenants would not realize that they had a problem until the utility bill arrived, often weeks later. WaterSignal is helping to change that.

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By Sydney Roberts | May 11, 2016

Your Next Prescription: Healthy Homes

Nationally, building scientists and healthcare professionals are learning that both common and more obscure irritants can be addressed in environmental home assessments and interventions, improving both the comfort and health of our indoor environments. Southface is positioning itself at the forefront of this movement.

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By Brad Turner | April 26, 2016

Building America Case Study: Rehabilitations of USDA Multifamily Homes

Southface was recently highlighted in the U.S. Department of Energy’s Building America Update as a “Residential Success” for our rehabilitations of U.S. Department of Agriculture multifamily homes and our efforts to create better buildings for all.

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By Sydney Roberts | April 22, 2016

Hope and Will’s Room Promotes Health and Wellbeing at Southeastern Designer Showhouse

“Hope and Will’s Room,” located on the terrace level, is the result of thoughtful collaboration between Rabaut Design Associates and Southface. The room increases public awareness of the impact our buildings have on our wellbeing by implementing evidence-based design standards such as biophilic design for improved health, and by specifying no- to low-VOC and Red List Free items to minimize exposure to harsh chemicals.

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By Staff | April 20, 2016

The Impact of Green Affordable Housing

Southface’s Alex Trachtenberg and Sarah Hill, along with the Virginia Center for Housing and Research at Virginia Tech, are aiming to upend the notion that green building can’t also be affordable, especially for those who need it most.

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By Alex Trachtenberg | March 24, 2016

Inaugural Fulcrum Award Winners Announced

Imagine a simple awards program that could transform the market and shape the conversation. Southface, through creative thinking and provocative collaboration, created such a program with the inaugural Fulcrum Awards.

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By Marci Reed | March 17, 2016

Why Sustainability Matters

Atlanta is emerging as a top-tier city internationally for sustainability.We’ve got a lot to show for the City’s sustainability program. We’ve got a lot to show for the City’s sustainability program.

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By Staff Editor | February 24, 2016

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