Southface launched the Fulcrum Awards to recognize excellence in the design, construction, planning and advocacy communities. The Fulcrum Awards honors groundbreaking work that is reimagining a resilient future.
The 2018 Fulcrum Awards honors the industry trailblazers who advance the Southface vision Statement: a regenerative economy, responsible resources use, social equity and a healthy built environment for all - the ultimate roadmap to an equitable, resilient and vibrant future.
At its 20th annual Greenprints conference on March 12-14, 2018 Southface recognized some of the Southeast’s most exciting and innovative sustainability initiatives during the Fulcrum Awards. The event was sponsored by Superior Essex.
“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 future.”
To select 2018’s Fulcrum Award winners, Southface convened an independent panel of eight jurors who boast expertise in sustainability across a wide range of sectors. This year’s award recipients include:
- Georgia State University’s Leafy Green Machine, which addresses adaptive reuse, food scarcity, urban agriculture, and sustainable innovation to produce 4,500 pounds of leafy greens within a 40-foot space.
- Live Thrive Atlanta’s Center for Hard to Recycle Materials (CHaRM), metro Atlanta’s first and only permanent drop-off facility that accepts recyclables and other items that aren’t currently collected in curbside recycling programs.
- Kendeda Building for Innovative Sustainable Design, submitted by Lord Aeck Sargent, which upon completion will be first of its size and function in the region to be designed with Living Building Challenge 3.1 principles, the world’s most rigorous proven performance standard for buildings.
- The Len Foote Hike Inn, recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award. For 19 years the Hike Inn has worked to protect Georgia’s natural resources and teach guests about sustainability’s value. Its new Above the Grid project allows the Hike Inn to receive nearly 70 percent of its energy from solar and greatly reduce its carbon footprint.
Now in its 20th year, Greenprints is the Southeast’s premiere forum on sustainability, bringing together thought leaders, industry innovators, individuals and organizations to discover measures that shape a more equitable and prosperous world.
A panel of noteworthy jurors will evaluate and select submissions based on the criteria and descriptions below. Each juror has demonstrated a deep commitment to the Southface vision statement as well as a strong capacity to understand holistic perspectives on sustainability. Jurors were chosen because of their depth of knowledge in their respective industries. They represent a multitude of sectors that are all vital to the accomplishment of the Southface vision.