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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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Longtime sustainability champion adds her vision, urban resilience experience For Immediate Release 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…
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…