Southface Trainings in the Virgin Islands

Steve Herzlieb traveled to the US Virgin Islands to deliver training on building performance principles. Southface partnered with the Virgin Islands Energy Office and the University of the Virgin islands to provide this opportunity for the students.

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By Joey Shea | September 2, 2015

Going Green Makes Dollars and Sense for Agnes Scott College

For the leadership of Agnes Scott College in Decatur, going green is about more than making wise energy choices. It’s about environmental sustainability and its effect on the bottom line.

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By Staff Writer | August 27, 2015

Atlanta Better Buildings Challenge Announces Major Achievements and New Partners

Mayor Reed announced Wednesday that the Atlanta BBC has already achieved 20% water savings with a 2010 baseline, and 11% energy savings with a 2009 baseline. He added that the program now boasts 100 million square feet of committed building space in the City of Atlanta, which represents the largest commitment of any local partner at the national level with DOE.

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By Staff Writer | August 20, 2015

Southface Refresh: Spotlight on Imperial Paints, LLC

The average American spends 90% of his/her day indoors, where pollutants can be more dangerous than outdoors. ECOS paint, owned by Imperial Paints, is used to mitigate harmful chemicals from an interior paint and lessen the health impacts for building occupants, and Southface is proud to feature it in our refresh.

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By Staff Writer | August 19, 2015

Rockmart Children’s Academy: The Gold Standard for a Healthy Environment for Kids

The story of the Rockmart Children’s Academy and its success in EarthCraft Light Commercial Certification.

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By Staff Writer | August 12, 2015

Biophilic Design: The Creation of Healthy, Happy Spaces

Human beings are all hard wired to seek comfort, security and connectivity. Our built environments should provide these elements.

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By Shane Totten | July 29, 2015

Southface Refresh: Interface Human Nature Collection

The carpet chosen for the Home Depot Foundation Training Center comes from another line of beautifully designed carpets – the Human Nature Collection. The design for the room starts out with a pebbled surface and then gradually transitions into a smoother texture – just as one would find in nature standing on a river’s edge.

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By Amber McFarland | July 8, 2015

Southface Refresh: Mohawk Flooring Spotlight

A longtime friend and supporter of Southface, Mohawk flooring, donated carpet throughout the Resource Center and for the third floor workspace of the Eco Office. Hear what Southface staff Bonnie Casamassima and Mohawk VP of Sustainability Rochelle Routman had to say about the refresh.

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By Joey Shea | June 25, 2015

Simple Measures Can Really Add Up

Recently at Southface, we tried an experiment to limit water use. Challenged to reduce our water consumption by 20 percent in order to meet the requirements of the Atlanta Better Buildings Challenge, we decided to monitor our behavior in an easy, low-tech way.

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By Marci Reed | June 24, 2015

Southface Acquires JUST Label

The JUST label, administered by the International Living Futures Institute, designed to provide a platform for organizations to reveal governance practices, community investments and staff policies. Southface is proud to be the first and only nonprofit organization in Georgia to participate in the JUST program.

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By Joey Shea | June 11, 2015

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