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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By Staff Editor | February 24, 2016

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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By Staff Writer | February 9, 2016

Georgia’s Clean Energy Industry Provides Nearly 20,000 Full-Time Equivalent Jobs

Southface has released its 2015 Georgia Clean Energy Industry Census that quantifies the clean energy industry’s impact on the state’s economy.

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By Shan Arora | January 26, 2016

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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By Alex Trachtenberg | November 19, 2015

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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By Joey Shea | November 10, 2015

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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By Kevin Kelly | October 30, 2015

Atlanta Has Earned Bragging Rights for Going ‘Green’

When it comes to the Better Buildings Challenge, Atlanta has outpaced all its competitors that have pledged to reduce energy and water consumption by 2020. Atlanta has more property square footage signed up in the program than any other city.

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By Joey Shea | August 28, 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

Proctor Creek Watershed discussion at Roundtable

This month the Sustainable Atlanta Roundtable circled back from being “on the road” and returned to the home venue at All Saints.’ The discussion focused on Proctor Creek’s current challenges and future opportunities for redevelopment and revitalization.

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By Staff Writer | July 21, 2015

Sustainable Georgia: Gaining Some Green

Today, 678 clean energy firms provide 19,633 full-time jobs in the Peach State – almost the same as the number of active physicians working here. The industry generates more than $2.9 billion in annual gross revenue and includes building efficiency, renewable energy, geothermal, smart grid, energy storage, fuel cell and alternative vehicle fuel sectors.

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By Staff Writer | April 7, 2015

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