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 Writer | February 24, 2016

The Journey from Car Repair Shop to Energy-Efficient Training Facility

In 1947, a brick building at 590 Piedmont Avenue housed a car repair garage. Today, nearly 70 years later, the 4,700-square-foot structure is a shining example of adaptive reuse, earning both EarthCraft Light Commercial and the LEED Commercial Interiors certifications.

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By Staff Writer | February 11, 2016

Georgia’s Clean Energy Industry Provides Nearly 20,000 Full-Time Equivalent Jobs

Southface has released its 2015 Georgia Clean Energy Industry Census that quantifies the clean energy industry’s impact on the state’s economy.

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By Shan Arora | January 26, 2016

Get Over Sustainability; It’s Time To Embrace Resilience

It’s not enough to rely solely on sustainability. We need to expand our focus to designing resilient and restorative ecological solutions.

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By Robert Reed | January 14, 2016

Southface Staff Develop Crucial New Data and Analysis Tool

With funding from the EPA, Southface staff have developed a crucial new data reporting tool to track energy and water use across building certification programs and housing sectors in the Southeast. Data reporting and analysis is up and running for the Home Energy Rating System and EarthCraft programs already!

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By Joey Shea | January 6, 2016

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