Why Sustainability Matters

Atlanta is emerging as a top-tier city internationally for sustainability.We’ve got a lot to show for the City’s sustainability program. We’ve got a lot to show for the City’s sustainability program.

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Roundtable: The Ted and Community Redevelopment

In a recent article from the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Bill Torpy featured his extended interview with Southface board member Leon Eplan. Eplan has been involved in the planning and design of Atlanta, sharing many success and frustrations of the region, since the early 1960s.

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Energy Efficiency For All

Energy Efficiency for All (EFFA) is a national program working in a dozen states, dedicated to linking the energy and housing sectors together in order to tap the benefits of energy efficiency for millions of low-income families.

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Case Study Reveals How Agnes Scott College Successfully Deployed Solar

Agnes Scott College and Southface have released a case study detailing how Agnes Scott became the first non-profit to produce solar power through Georgia Power’s Advanced Solar Initiative (GPASI). This case study, funded by the Turner Foundation, offers specific insight into creative approaches to overcome the challenges non-profits face with regard to solar power projects.

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Georgia’s Focus on Clean Power Plan Compliance

Achieving the goals of the CPP will require greater energy efficiency and the production of new low-emission and emission-free energy. The final CPP was released after 14 months of review and revision that included more than 4.3 million public comments.

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Georgia is well positioned to achieve its 2030 goal

Design Reviews Landing

On June 2, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released a Clean Power Plan to cut carbon pollution from existing power plants that will hopefully satisfy the concerns of most industries, advocates and state-level regulators. The Plan acknowledges that states have to generate the electricity they need and therefore sets goals for each state to reduce its pollution-to-power ratio by the year 2030. Georgia’s goal is 834 pounds of CO2 emissions per megawatt-hour of electricity generated, a 44 percent drop from our 2012 ratio.

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