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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.

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Atlanta’s Iconic Fox Theatre and Southface Institute Team Up to Make the Historic Arts Venue Even More Sustainable
90-year-old building to improve resource performance with Southface’s BIT Building program

ATLANTA, GA – July 25, 2019 – July 1, Southface Institute and Atlanta’s historic Fox Theatre have partnered once again to further strengthen the Atlanta arts venue’s commitment to sustainability, save on its operating costs and make the theater an example of resource-efficiency for older buildings.

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TransFormation Alliance Grants $500,000 to Groups for Soccer Fields, Affordable Housing and Other Projects to Improve Climate, Health and Racial Equality
Transformative investments help guide new infrastructure projects in undervalued neighborhoods

ATLANTA – The TransFormation Alliance, a partnership of more than 30 government agencies, businesses and nonprofits, including the Strong, Prosperous, And Resilient Communities Challenge (SPARCC), announced today a series of innovative grants to help infrastructure in Atlanta heal where it once divided.

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Southface Assists in First Water Efficiency Standards for U.S. Buildings
Alongside national partners, Southface Institute creates groundbreaking water auditing tool

May 31 saw the release of Water Audit Guidance for Commercial Buildings, a multiyear effort by City Energy Project, headed by the Institute for Market Transformation and the Natural Resources Defense Council, together with Southface Institute, H.W. (Bill) Hoffman & Associates, LLC, the Atlanta Better Buildings Challenge (and partners) and 20 local governments, to create the first comprehensive guide to propose water efficiency measures for commercial buildings.

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Groundswell-led Collaboration Begins Research to Expand Solar Access for Low-Income Communities, Funded by U.S. Department of Energy

Groundswell, a non-profit organization that builds community power connecting solar power to economic empowerment, with its partner organizations has launched a three-year research and demonstration program. Groundswell’s “LIFT” program will conduct research and develop program designs to rapidly accelerate accessible, market-based, scalable community solar and energy efficiency programs for low-income households and communities in at least a dozen states.

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Community Plumbing Program Alerts Resident to Gas Peril
Southface Institute’s CCPRP plumber discovers leak while providing free repairs

On May 15, 2019, plumber Ramel Herring and a partner, both from Legwork Plumbing Solutions, visited Atlanta resident Paulette Harris to deliver free plumbing repairs as part of Southface Institute’s Care & Conserve Plumbing Repair Program (CCPRP) funded by the City of Atlanta, Department of Watershed Management.

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Stephanie Stuckey Joins the Staff of Southface

Longtime sustainability champion adds her vision, urban resilience experience For Immediate Release STEPHANIE STUCKEY, Director,Sustainability Services ATLANTA, GA – November 27, 2018 – Southface, a nonprofit organization that promotes sustainability policies and practices across homes, workplaces and communities throughout the Southeast, announced today that it has added Stephanie Stuckey as its new Director of Sustainability Services. This position is an expansion of Southface’s organizational and corporate sustainability efforts to leverage existing and new Southface programs while providing sustainability strategy, consulting …

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Southface honors former Atlanta Mayor Shirley Franklin with prestigious Argon Award

  Southface honors former Atlanta Mayor Shirley Franklin with prestigious Argon Award During its annual Visionary Dinner gala, Southface recognized former Atlanta Mayor Shirley Franklin’s outstanding achievement in realizing a sustainable future. The Argon Award for Excellence in Sustainability was presented at Southface’s annual Visionary Dinner held at Flourish, Atlanta on September 12, 2018. The award recognized Shirley Franklin and her contributions to environmental sustainability initiatives and equity in the City of Atlanta, in addition to her ongoing work with …

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Southface honors groundbreaking sustainability projects at 2018 Fulcrum Awards

For immediate release ATLANTA — At its 20th annual Greenprints conference on March 12-14, Southface will recognize some of the Southeast’s most exciting and innovative sustainability initiatives during the Fulcrum Awards. “Though diverse in scope, each Fulcrum Award recipient exemplifies our vision to promote a regenerative economy, responsible resource use, social equity, and a healthy built environment for all,” said Andrea Pinabell, president of Southface. “We are proud to honor these projects that bring us all closer to a better …

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Southface Leadership:“Exciting Opportunity,” After Mayor Announces Civic Center Redevelopment Project

For Immediate Release ATLANTA,GA, NOVEMBER 21, 2017 – On the morning of November 21, 2017, Atlanta Mayor, Kasim Reed, announced the sale of the Atlanta Civic Center Site located at 395 Piedmont Avenue NE to the Atlanta Housing Authority. The sale indicates a long-anticipated redevelopment plan, which will feature retail units, workspaces and mixed residential units, 30% of which will be dedicated to affordable housing units – the largest commitment to affordable housing in the last 15 years. “The redevelopment …

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