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Southface Institute’s 2020 Greenprints Conference Goes Online
Event to deliver a virtual experience highlighting innovations for a more sustainable, equitable future

Atlanta, GA – July 14, 2020 – Southface Institute’s Greenprints Conference, the Southeast’s most respected and thought-provoking forum on sustainability, has gone digital, with a one-day format, focused on building a regenerative economy across the Southeast, and an afternoon dedicated to Drawdown Georgia. The event will happen August 6.

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Chicago Housing Authority Achieves First-Ever BIT Building™ Certification
Sustainable best practices for key property are also a first for any public housing authority

ATLANTA, GA—JUNE 24, 2020— Southface Institute announced today that the Chicago Housing Authority has completed the BIT Building certification for the Dearborn Homes development, making them the first organization with buildings whose maintenance and operations include the program’s 16 Best Practices for resource efficiency and sustainability. The achievement represents the increasing adoption of green building practices by all kinds of organizations and businesses and is a first for a public housing authority.

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Southface Stands in Solidarity Against Racism

I am heartbroken by the recent tragic deaths of George Floyd and, closer to home, Ahmaud Arbery, losses that add to incalculable others and underscore a structure of racism in America. As we stand alongside those making their voices heard through leadership and peaceful protests, I feel the gravity of the work to help create equity and equality across our communities more powerfully than ever. The importance of striving for a regenerative future that gives back more than it uses, …

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COVID-19 Crisis: 60 Organizations Call on Georgia Governor to Take Immediate Action to Ensure Residents are Protected from Utility Shut-Offs

ATLANTA – April 1, 2020 – Today, 60 organizations across Georgia called on Governor Brian Kemp to take immediate action pursuant to his authority granted under the state’s emergency management act to ensure utility customers remain connected to essential electric, gas, water, sewer, and telecommunications networks, both during and after the coronavirus emergency. State executive action is needed for several reasons, outlined in a letter from the organizations to Governor Kemp.

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Co-Hosted Earth Hour Celebration Goes Virtual!
Atlantans can go lights-out together on March 28 via an online event hosted by Southface Institute and Piedmont Park Conservancy

ATLANTA, GA – March 20, 2020 – Southface Institute and the Piedmont Park Conservancy are hosting an Earth Hour Virtual Celebration on March 28, 2020, from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. as part of a yearly global appointment when people in over 180 countries turn off their lights for one hour in solidarity for the planet’s future. In a time when we’re being asked to distance ourselves for the sake of community health and safety, Earth Hour gives us an opportunity …

Atlantans can go lights-out together on March 28 via an online event hosted by Southface Institute and Piedmont Park Conservancy

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New Date for Southface Institute’s 2020 Greenprints Conference
In light of coronavirus concerns, conference to better serve attendees, speakers and sponsors in June

Atlanta, GA – March 10, 2020 – Southface Institute is rescheduling its Greenprints Conference, the Southeast’s most respected and thought-provoking forum on sustainability to June 3 – 4 at Georgia State University. Architects, engineers, building professionals and members of the policy and education fields can register now to earn CEUs, learn about the latest developments in urban sustainability and join panel discussions on how regenerative policies and practices can be implemented across every scale of development to improve a healthier …

In light of coronavirus concerns, conference to better serve attendees, speakers and sponsors in June

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W&A Engineering’s Historic Athens HQ Achieves EarthCraft Certification
Office’s EarthCraft Light Commercial FitOut status is the first in Athens

ATLANTA, GA – February 26, 2020 – W&A Engineering has completed the rehabilitation of a 10,000 square foot, 118-year-old mill building for use as its new headquarters. As part of that project, the company pursued EarthCraft Light Commercial (ECLC) FitOut, a green building certification developed by Southface Institute as part of its EarthCraft program. W&A’s certification is the first in Athens and only the second in the Southeast under this category.

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Affordable Housing Community Unveils Rooftop Solar Array
Southface Institute partners to bring resource savings to West Atlanta’s Quest Communities

Atlanta, GA—February 25, 2020— Today at 3:30 p.m., Solarize Atlanta will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony at Quest Communities, unveiling a donated solar array. Members of the Atlanta City Council will speak at the community gathering, as well as Nathaniel Smith, Chief Equity Officer of Partnership for Southern Equity. Quest Communities, a West Atlanta affordable housing development, is located at 878 Rock St NW, Atlanta GA, 30314.

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Double Recognition of Southface Institute President Andrea Pinabell for Sustainability Leadership
Georgia Trend and Atlanta Magazine honor the new decade’s top Georgians

Atlanta, GA — January 3, 2020 — Southface Institute President Andrea Pinabell has been selected as a 2020 Notable Georgian by Georgia Trend magazine and one of the Atlanta 500, Atlanta Magazine’s list of the city’s most powerful leaders, in the “Religion, Nonprofits and Advocacy” category. Since 2017, Pinabell has led Southface in its 40-plus-year effort to promote more sustainable homes, workplaces and communities in Georgia and throughout the Southeast.

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