Posts Tagged ‘Atlanta’

Deepening The Sustainability Conversation

This article was originally posted in the SaportaReport Thought Leaders section in February, 2017. Southface has made its name as a technical service provider and expert in the high performance built environment. While it’s true that we provide technical services, support and consulting on commercial, residential and community scale projects, Southface has long been engaged…

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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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SART Recap: Aerotropolis Atlanta

The Aerotropolis Atlanta Alliance (Aero ATL) is a nonprofit coalition of partners organized under various governing bodies to drive economic investment and growth around Hartsfield Jackson Atlanta International Airport and its growing assets.

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Journey to the Living Building

Funded through a private grant from The Kendeda Fund, the Living Building at Georgia Tech is expected to become a Living Building Challenge 3.1 certified facility – the built environment’s most rigorous and ambitious performance standard.

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SART Recap: Starting from the Bottom

Don’t simply get lost in the presidential election—we have a once-in-a-generation chance to impact our city’s infrastructure and communities, particularly the most vulnerable. This November, start from the bottom (of the ballot).

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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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Roundtable: The Ted and Community Redevelopment

In a recent article from the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Bill Torpy featured his extended interview with Southface board member Leon Eplan. Eplan has been involved in the planning and design of Atlanta, sharing many success and frustrations of the region, since the early 1960s.

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