3 Things You Should Know About Your House But You Probably Don’t

No matter the size, homes are highly-complex structures with a foundation built on science. From air conditioning and water heaters to insulation and air sealing, the mechanical systems in our buildings are deeply interconnected, and interior and exterior components must work in harmony to ensure your home is comfortable, secure, and energy efficient. Southface’s Fundamentals…

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By David Bailey | April 17, 2018

4 Energy Efficiency Myths And What You Can Do About It

  Spring and summer are the perfect time of year for homeowners to boost their home’s energy efficiency. Common outdoor allergens from pollen in early spring to ragweed in late summer affect many, but indoor pollutants like mold also play a role in your overall health. Additionally, higher temperatures lead to higher energy bills, so…

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By David Bailey | April 9, 2018

Advancing the Case for an Energy-Efficient Georgia: The Water-Energy Nexus

Southface and the Southern Environmental Law Center are pleased to present “The Water-Energy Nexus in Georgia: A Detailed Examination of Consumptive Water Use in the Power Sector.” Our goals in commissioning this analysis were to clarify the scale and nature of water use by the electric power sector in Georgia and to enrich the ongoing…

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By Pamela Henman | April 3, 2018

Transforming Transit: Catching Up With TransFormation Alliance’s Odetta MacLeish-White

In October 2017, Odetta MacLeish-White was appointed the first managing director of The TransFormation Alliance (TFA), a collaboration of metro Atlanta organizations that promotes the development of thriving, mixed-income communities anchored by transit. On April 6, she will moderate Southface’s monthly policy forum, the Sustainable Atlanta Roundtable (SART). April’s SART focuses on building equity in transit-oriented development,…

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By Pamela Henman | March 29, 2018

Speak for the Trees On International Day of Forests

In 2012 the United Nations designated March 21 as the International Day of Forests as a way to raise awareness on the global impact forests have on poverty eradication, environmental sustainability, and food security. According to the UN, forests cover one third of the Earth’s land mass, and about 1.6 billion people around the world…

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By Pamela Henman | March 19, 2018

Health Starts At Home This Spring

  This article was originally published under Sustainable Communities: Thought Leadership on SaportaReport on March 19, 2018. Spring is the season of rejuvenation — and for many, home reorganization. Freshly scrubbed baseboards, clean rugs and carpets, and sparkling windows revive your home and contribute to your family’s health. Across the country, nearly 9 million families…

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By Pamela Henman | March 19, 2018

Southface honors groundbreaking sustainability projects at 2018 Fulcrum Awards

For immediate release ATLANTA — At its 20th annual Greenprints conference on March 12-14, Southface will recognize some of the Southeast’s most exciting and innovative sustainability initiatives during the Fulcrum Awards. “Though diverse in scope, each Fulcrum Award recipient exemplifies our vision to promote a regenerative economy, responsible resource use, social equity, and a healthy…

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By David Bailey | March 9, 2018

Women Are The Key To Fighting Climate Change

    March 8 is International Women’s Day! Today we spotlight the press for progress and celebrate the accomplishments of women who are making a positive and lasting impact on sustainability in the region. As the environmental conversations shift to resiliency, women and girls around the world remain critical to positive global transformation. Project Drawdown,…

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By David Bailey | March 8, 2018

Mass Timber Builds a Promising Future

This article was published under Sustainable Communities: Thought Leadership on SaportaReport on February 26, 2018. The City of Portland will soon be home to the country’s tallest mass timber building. Scheduled to be completed in 2018, the Framework – as the building has been called – will be a soaring twelve-story tall mixed-use development that…

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By David Bailey | February 21, 2018

Southface’s Annual Greenprints Conference Is Coming Up Next Month

Southface’s annual Greenprints Conference is March 12-14, 2018. This annual event connects sustainability leaders with social and business innovators to continue strengthening the pursuit of a resilient and sustainable future.

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By Dayna Thompson | February 7, 2018

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