Southface honors groundbreaking sustainability projects at 2018 Fulcrum Awards


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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 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.

About Southface: Southface is the premier organization for resilience in the Southeast. For the last 40 years, Southface’s work has increased the number of healthy and sustainable homes, workplaces and communities throughout the Southeast. It’s certified 50,000 sustainable homes, trained over 5,000 individuals to pursue clean energy and green building jobs, and impacted 2M sq feet of residential green real estate and 200M of green commercial space nationally.


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