Posts by Southface Staff

The Challenges of Urban Stormwater

Stormwater management is a pressing issue for any urban environment, and Atlanta is no different. Katherine Zitsch and Katherine Atteberry from the Atlanta Regional Commission talked with Southface about how stormwater concerns push urban areas to respond with creativity to both structural and social challenges.

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Energy-Efficient Adair Court Housing to Be Unveiled on Beltline
Cherry Street Energy, Southface Institute and partners celebrate new senior mixed-income community

ATLANTA, GA – November 14, 2019 – Cherry Street Energy is proud to partner with Parallel Housing and Woda Cooper Companies on the Adair Court Housing Development, celebrating its grand opening on Friday, November 15, at 10 a.m. Located at 806 Murphy Ave SW, Atlanta, GA 30310, Adair Court is a mixed-income senior community in Adair Park, on the Atlanta Beltline. There are two buildings in the housing development for seniors aged 55 years and above. Nineteen of the units are reserved for residents earning up to 50% of the area median income (AMI) and 58 units for residents earning 60% AMI.

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Southface Institute to Receive a 2019 Leadership Award From the U.S. Green Building Council
Leadership recipients will be honored at Greenbuild Atlanta on Nov. 20

Atlanta, GA – October 30, 2019 – Southface Institute has been selected as a 2019 Leadership Award recipient by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). Southface joins 19 others who are using green building and sustainable practices to improve quality of life for those around them. Southface President Andrea Pinabell will accept the award at the USGBC Leadership Awards Ceremony on Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019, at the 2019 Greenbuild International Conference & Expo in Atlanta, Georgia.

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City of Atlanta Meets Better Buildings Challenge Goal of 20% Energy Savings Two Years Ahead of Schedule
Nationwide Challenge saves $3.8 billion, more than 470 trillion BTUs across U.S. to date

ATLANTA— The Atlanta Better Buildings Challenge (ABBC), part of the nation-leading public/private initiative of the federal Department of Energy’s Better Buildings Challenge program, has achieved its energy reduction goal with a 20.3% reduction two years ahead of the 2020 goal.

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Building Sustainable, Resilient Neighborhoods and Communities

Achieving sustainable systems in our cities and organizations takes community support and a multifaceted approach. Southface Institute’s work for resiliency and sustainability is three-tiered: green building that addresses climate change, supporting neighborhood resiliency and building stronger communities. Below, we’ve highlighted three of our programs that exemplify this approach.

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Historic Single-Family Home for Sale in Washington Park
Southface Institute and the Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation partner to make this Post-WWII home near the Westside Beltline Trail sustainable and affordable

ATLANTA, GA – October 07, 2019 – Southface Institute and the Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation have partnered once again to continue making historic preservation sustainable. In a partnership with the Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation and EarthCraft, 1138 Harwell St. began as an endangered historical property and has been transformed into a renovated model for affordably priced housing in Atlanta. The historic home is now on the market and will be available to tour on Thursday, October 16th.

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City Council Approves $950,000 Grant to Southface Institute
Plumbing Repair Program Will Continue to Provide Free Repairs to Qualifying Residents

Recent Posts More Battery Storage Needed for Reliable Clean Energy December 4, 2019 The Challenges of Urban Stormwater December 2, 2019 Energy-Efficient Adair Court Housing to Be Unveiled on Beltline Cherry Street Energy, Southface Institute and partners celebrate new senior mixed-income community November 14, 2019 Southface’s CCPRP Care and Conserve Program Coordinator Gwen Smith speaks…

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Cooling Our Atmosphere by Trapping Carbon

As communities close to home and around the globe experience increasingly severe and frequent weather impacts, climate change is top of mind for individuals and countries alike. One of the greatest culprits in a warming Earth is the increase in the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere.

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Southface Purchases Piece of Civic Center Property
Historic step secures home of Southeast’s premiere sustainability nonprofit

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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Event to Feature Author Eric Klinenberg Discussing Bestseller Palaces for the People
Fireside Chat with Atlanta Planning Commissioner Tim Keane will explore how social infrastructure can help fight inequality, polarization and the decline of civic life.

Discussion with Atlanta Planning Commissioner Tim Keane and Author Eric Klinenberg about his book Palaces for the People: How Social Infrastructure Can Help Fight Inequality, Polarization and the Decline of Civic Life

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