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Southface Purchases Piece of Civic Center Property

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.

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Southface Institute’s Visionary Dinner to Gather Leaders in Sustainability and Present 2019 Argon Award

Southface Institute, the Atlanta-based national leader in sustainable advocacy, building, planning and operations, is hosting its annual Visionary Dinner that convenes forward-thinking innovators who are committed to building an equitable and sustainable future, uniting them for an evening of thought leadership, friendship, exquisite food and fine wine pairings.

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Southface Releases Guides to Updated 2020 Energy Code

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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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.

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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

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

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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