Empowering Georgia Workforces through Green Infrastructure

After months of preparation, Southface officially launched The Green Infrastructure and Resilience Institute (GIRI). GIRI recognizes the benefits of GI and provides knowledge and experience to deploy transformative GI projects throughout Metro Atlanta and in additional Georgia communities.

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By Dayna Thompson | December 13, 2017

Grants to Green is Helping Nonprofits Elevate Their Missions

The Grants to Green story began when The Kendeda Fund approached leadership of the Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta (CFGA) in 2007 with a bright idea. The Kendeda Fund wanted to initiate a grant-making program that would transform the nonprofit sector by encouraging nonprofits to renovate or build healthier workplaces that are energy, water and resource efficient.

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By Dayna Thompson | December 13, 2017

EarthCraft Can Now Certify Your Commercial Interior Spaces

  The EarthCraft Light Commercial program is about to get “retrofitted.” This month, the EarthCraft Light Commercial (ECLC) team is pushing out its certification program for commercial interior spaces. Referred to as EarthCraft Fit Out, the new certification option is closely aligned with the Light Commercial arm of the EarthCraft program but focuses specifically on…

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By David Bailey | December 4, 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

Catching up with 2017 Fulcrum Award Winner: Park Pride

The PNA Vision calls for a large-scale reintroduction of natural systems into an urbanized area, and represents a long-term strategy for addressing stormwater issues as well as issues of environmental and social justice.

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By Dayna Thompson | December 1, 2017

LEED Fellow Laura Case “Builds” Career in High Performance

We sat down with Laura, Southface employee and LEED Fellow, to learn more about her career in high performance and sustainability.

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By David Bailey | November 30, 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

Catching up with 2017 Fulcrum Award Winner: Project Tap In

With a call for “Raising Consciousness, Tipping the Balance,” the 2017 Southface Fulcrum Awards recognized the programs, people, buildings, movements and organizations that demonstrate excellence in pursing Southface’s vision: a regenerative economy, responsible resource use and social equity through a healthy built environment for all. The second annual awards were held this past March at Southface’s Greenprints Conference, and as we approach the third annual Fulcrum Awards, we decided to check in with the past three winners to see how they’ve improved.

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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

Southface Leadership:“Exciting Opportunity,” After Mayor Announces Civic Center Redevelopment Project

For Immediate Release ATLANTA,GA, NOVEMBER 21, 2017 – On the morning of November 21, 2017, Atlanta Mayor, Kasim Reed, announced the sale of the Atlanta Civic Center Site located at 395 Piedmont Avenue NE to the Atlanta Housing Authority. The sale indicates a long-anticipated redevelopment plan, which will feature retail units, workspaces and mixed residential…

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By Jaimie Cohen | November 21, 2017

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