All Faiths Food Bank in Sarasota Becomes More Resource-Efficient and Improves Indoor Air Quality During COVID-19

Building Health
Communities
All Faiths Food Bank has been relieving hunger in the Sarasota, Florida, community since 1989, and like other social service providers across the country, demand surged in 2020 as Covid-19 spread across the country. In fact, 49% of All Faith’s clients were new last year. In order to keep up with need, the food bank …

The Role of the Building Envelope in Controlling Disease

Building Health
The COVID-19 pandemic is driving innovation in ventilation practices to reduce the spread of aerosols in homes and workplaces. As building owners seek solutions, building science experts are emphasizing the role of air barriers and other components of the building envelope. The following article explores how current building envelope methods perform in mitigating disease transmission. …

Building a Resilient and Sustainable Community

Climate Change
Resiliency planning helps communities prepare for, respond to and recover from disasters and emergencies of all kinds. It is especially important in vulnerable communities, as 2020 has shown with its many unexpected challenges, including the pandemic, racial unrest and a variety of climate-related disasters. How can cities build resiliency to include all members of the …

The Future of Travel Is Regenerative

Regenerative Design
Leading up to the pandemic, sustainable travel was a popular buzz word in the tourism industry. However, as many travel plans have been put on hold, regenerative travel is making its way to center stage. Instead of focusing only on how to slow environmental degradation, regeneration aims to restore what has already been lost.

Social Moves to the Forefront of ESG

When thinking about sustainability, people often refer to the environmental aspect. This is also true when thinking about the Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) factors used to evaluate companies’ sustainability efforts.

How Some Local Businesses Face Operations Amid COVID-19

Events
Innovation, creativity, connection and flexibility are part of a successful entrepreneur’s lifeblood at any time, and they are especially necessary during times of crisis, said panelists at Southface Institute’s June Sustainable Atlanta Roundtable.

Increase in Home Energy Bills This Summer

While the spread of COVID-19 remains uncertain, working from home is quickly becoming the new normal, leading to more at-home energy costs. A predicted one-third of Americans will see a 10-15% increase in their energy bills this summer because of virus-related changes at work, which means spending between $2 and $37 more, according to Arcadia, an energy and analytic company.

Atlanta History Center Documents the City’s Pandemic Experience

Communities
As we slog through the trenches of 2020, which is leaving one of the most cataclysmic wakes in contemporary memory, it’s sometimes easy to lose sight of the fact that this is some amazing history we’re living through. With the coronavirus pandemic and the social transformation carried by the protests against racism, the coming years will look and feel different in many ways. On the COVID-19 front, there’s one Atlanta institution that didn’t miss a beat in recording its significance to our greater metro—the Atlanta History Center (AHC). With the Corona Collective, they are asking Atlantans to help future generations and ourselves remember the details of this time by submitting their individual pieces of it.