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Energy-Efficient Adair Court Housing to Be Unveiled on Beltline
Cherry Street Energy, Southface Institute and partners celebrate new senior mixed-income community

ATLANTA, GA – November 14, 2019 – Cherry Street Energy is proud to partner with Parallel Housing and Woda Cooper Companies on the Adair Court Housing Development, celebrating its grand opening on Friday, November 15, at 10 a.m. Located at 806 Murphy Ave SW, Atlanta, GA 30310, Adair Court is a mixed-income senior community in Adair Park, on the Atlanta Beltline. There are two buildings in the housing development for seniors aged 55 years and above. Nineteen of the units are reserved for residents earning up to 50% of the area median income (AMI) and 58 units for residents earning 60% AMI.


Southface Institute to Receive a 2019 Leadership Award From the U.S. Green Building Council
Leadership recipients will be honored at Greenbuild Atlanta on Nov. 20

Atlanta, GA – October 30, 2019 – Southface Institute has been selected as a 2019 Leadership Award recipient by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). Southface joins 19 others who are using green building and sustainable practices to improve quality of life for those around them. Southface President Andrea Pinabell will accept the award at the USGBC Leadership Awards Ceremony on Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019, at the 2019 Greenbuild International Conference & Expo in Atlanta, Georgia.


City of Atlanta Meets Better Buildings Challenge Goal of 20% Energy Savings Two Years Ahead of Schedule
Nationwide Challenge saves $3.8 billion, more than 470 trillion BTUs across U.S. to date

ATLANTA— The Atlanta Better Buildings Challenge (ABBC), part of the nation-leading public/private initiative of the federal Department of Energy’s Better Buildings Challenge program, has achieved its energy reduction goal with a 20.3% reduction two years ahead of the 2020 goal.


Historic Single-Family Home for Sale in Washington Park
Southface Institute and the Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation partner to make this Post-WWII home near the Westside Beltline Trail sustainable and affordable

ATLANTA, GA – October 07, 2019 – Southface Institute and the Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation have partnered once again to continue making historic preservation sustainable. In a partnership with the Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation and EarthCraft, 1138 Harwell St. began as an endangered historical property and has been transformed into a renovated model for affordably priced housing in Atlanta. The historic home is now on the market and will be available to tour on Thursday, October 16th.


City Council Approves $950,000 Grant to Southface Institute
Plumbing Repair Program Will Continue to Provide Free Repairs to Qualifying Residents

Southface’s CCPRP Care and Conserve Program Coordinator Gwen Smith speaks with Ms. Vennie Davidson about the services available to her.   ATLANTA, GA—October 11, 2019—Southface Institute has received an additional grant from the City of Atlanta Department of Watershed Management’s Care and Conserve Plumbing and Repair Program (CCPRP), allowing the sustainability nonprofit to continue providing…


Southface Purchases Piece of Civic Center Property
Historic step secures home of Southeast’s premiere sustainability nonprofit

ATLANTA, GA – September 20, 2019 – Southface Institute and Atlanta Housing have closed on the first transaction of approximately 0.7 acres, which includes the existing Southface campus, located at 241 Pine Street NE. Southface has been on this site, under a long-term land lease, since 1995 when it moved from Moreland Avenue to construct a demonstration facility that highlights residential sustainability in partnership with the City of Atlanta prior to the 1996 Olympic Games.


Event to Feature Author Eric Klinenberg Discussing Bestseller Palaces for the People
Fireside Chat with Atlanta Planning Commissioner Tim Keane will explore how social infrastructure can help fight inequality, polarization and the decline of civic life.

Discussion with Atlanta Planning Commissioner Tim Keane and Author Eric Klinenberg about his book Palaces for the People: How Social Infrastructure Can Help Fight Inequality, Polarization and the Decline of Civic Life


Southface Institute Receives $7,500 Grant from the UPS Foundation

Atlanta, GA – September 16, 2019 – Southface Institute received a $7,500 grant from The UPS Foundation, which drives global corporate citizenship and philanthropic programs for UPS (NYSE: UPS).


What You’ll Find at Greenbuild 2019

WHAT TO EXPECT — This year at Greenbuild, there’s plenty to see and do. Four days of networking, education and new technology focused on sustainability in the built environment. Participate with Greenbuild and return to the field armed with the education and discoveries that will empower your decisions, influence your actions and inspire your dialogue—prompting you to share sustainability with others.


Southface Releases Guides to Updated 2020 Energy Code
Best practices from building science experts serve as roadmap to higher building standards

ATLANTA, GA—August 20, 2019—Southface Institute released Georgia 2020 Energy Code Field Guides for both residential and commercial buildings, providing vital guidance for the dramatically updated code. Developed in partnership with the Georgia Environmental Finance Authority (GEFA), these resources will be used on jobsites by inspectors and subcontractors to support implementation of Georgia’s 2020 Residential and Commercial Building Energy Codes, which are set to go into effect on January 1, 2020.


Media Inquiries

For more information about Southface or to arrange an interview with our President Andrea Pinabell, members of the media should contact: communications@southface.org.

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