Green Infrastructure In Our Own Backyard

Green infrastructure exists all around us, and yet most people probably wouldn’t be able to point to an example of it, let alone be able to describe what it is. Atlanta is a hotbed for sustainable developments, thanks in large part to the commitment of City offices and agencies. Green infrastructure is a cost-effective approach…

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By David Bailey | January 8, 2018

Top Articles from EarthCraft in 2017

For EarthCraft, 2017 was a year of growth and sustained commitment to improving high performance, energy efficiency, and environment stewardship in buildings throughout the community. If we had to describe 2017 in a single word, it would be “impact.” Over the past 12 months, EarthCraft has worked to expand the reach of the green building…

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By David Bailey | December 28, 2017

Catching Up With 2017 Fulcrum Award Winner: KEEM

Through extensive stakeholder collaboration and community input, the city of Knoxville’s Smarter Cities Partnership designed KEEM: The Knoxville Extreme Energy Makeover Program. KEEM lessens the burden on low-income communities by reducing overall energy use.

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By Dayna Thompson | December 4, 2017

EarthCraft Certified Manor at Broad Street Wins a Development of Excellence Award

Every year, the Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC) presents an award to a vibrant, walkable community that has made great progresses in advancing its Livable Centers Initiative (LCI) vision. Located in Fairburn, Ga, Manor at Broad Street is an affordable, senior living community that received a 2017 Development of Excellence Award.

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By Dayna Thompson | November 29, 2017

Five Things You Might Not Know About EarthCraft Urbanism

Zipping through Atlanta’s tangled web of choked freeways, you can take any exit to see the most common form of development in America – the arterial strip highway and suburban homes. You’ll undoubtedly find a box gas station, box fast food, box hotel – all surrounded by acres of parking. The only place for you is inside a car or inside a building. Everything looks exactly the same, no matter where you go.

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By Dayna Thompson | November 21, 2017

Georgia’s Low-Income Housing Developers Can Lead on Solar

Georgia has an uplifting solar story to tell. We had 22 megawatts (MW) of installed solar in 2012 when Southface launched the Solar Map available on www.GeorgiaEnergyData.org. The state exceeded 1,100 MW by the end of 2016. However, our tracking of solar installations in Georgia also reveals that the vast majority of this capacity is…

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By Shan Arora | April 10, 2017

Greenprints 2017 Keynote Overview: Disrupting Urban Regeneration – Unlocking the Power of Neighborhood

Since 1998, Greenprints has brought together thought leaders in sustainability throughout the Southeast and beyond to discuss building performance, energy policy, community design and more. In that tradition, we were honored to have Rob Bennett as our 2017 keynote. Bennett, a recognized leader in the sustainable cities movement, is CEO of EcoDistricts, and his keynote…

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By Dayna Thompson | March 16, 2017

Tiny Houses Coming to Atlanta?

Tiny Houses are seeing strong progress in Atlanta. Current code and zoning ordinances make Tiny Houses throughout most of the city either fully illegal or not feasible. Southface has worked closely with the City of Atlanta Office of Planning and Community Development on a Tiny House feasibility study, examining the policy barriers and code obstacles…

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By Joey Shea | March 16, 2017
Metro Water District at the Fulcrum Awards

Fulcrum Follow Up: Metro Water District

In March of 2016 at the Greenprints Conference, Southface debuted the Fulcrum Awards. As we approach the second annual Fulcrum Awards, we checked in with inaugural winners.

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By Amber McFarland | January 24, 2017
Before and after of Iberville Offsites.

Fulcrum Follow-up: Iberville Offsites

In March of 2016 at the Greenprints Conference, Southface debuted the Fulcrum Awards. As we approach the second annual Fulcrum Awards, we checked in with inaugural winners.

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By Amber McFarland | January 17, 2017

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