Posts about RenewATL and general Atlanta Sustainability topics

4 core cities unite around Peachtree Gateway Partnership

This could be a good thing: Four north DeKalb cities are forming the nonprofit Peachtree Gateway Partnership to help them work together on strategic priorities. Brookhaven, Chamblee, Doraville and Dunwoody are close to metro Atlanta's population center. Combined, they have about 140,000 residents. The four cities are "working to create [...]

By | 2016-06-24T16:16:45+00:00 27 June 2016|SMART GROWTH, Sprawl, SUSTAINABILITY|0 Comments

Better Buildings Challenge energy savings now top $1.3 Billion

WASHINGTON — U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz and U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julián Castro today released Better Buildings Challenge partner results, what is ed announced three new focus areas in local communities, drugs and highlighted overall signs of growth in the initiative’s reach and influence. 2016 results [...]

AiA’s lessons from 200 award-winning sustainable projects

Washington, malady D.C. – April 4, 2016 – In order to examine how the architectural community is evolving in regards to sustainable design practices, the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Committee on the Environment (COTE) undertook an in-depth study of nearly 200 COTE Top Ten Award winning projects encompassing almost [...]

By | 2016-10-21T14:20:38+00:00 5 April 2016|GREEN BUILDING, SUSTAINABILITY|0 Comments

Can a gated vacation home project be sustainable?

A south Georgia vacation home development is marketing its first-in-Georgia green credentials hot 'n heavy. Courtesy: Flint River Preserve Flint River Preserve — in Worth County, just north of Albany — received four-star certification last fall from the National Association of Home Builders as a "green community." It's a [...]

By | 2016-10-21T14:20:38+00:00 4 April 2016|GREEN BUILDING, SMART GROWTH, SUSTAINABILITY|0 Comments

NREL nearly doubles potential rooftop solar estimate

Rooftop photovoltaic systems could produce two-fifths of the nation's electricity, and Georgia ranks 10th among states in its potential for rooftop solar PV, according to a new National Renewable Energy Laboratory report. The Georgia Tech Campus Recreation Center features rooftop solar panels that generate up to 340 kilowatts. Credit: [...]

By | 2016-10-21T14:20:38+00:00 28 March 2016|CLEAN ENERGY, Solar, SUSTAINABILITY|0 Comments

Aim of Tech aquaponics grant: “to end hunger and homelessness”

A Georgia Tech project with the modest goal of making aquaponics "affordable to the masses" as a way "to end hunger and homelessness and provide employment in the inner cities of America" has won a $15,000 grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Tech Tower on the Georgia Tech campus. [...]

By | 2016-10-21T14:20:39+00:00 17 February 2016|SUSTAINABILITY|0 Comments

Coro Realty buys Glenwood Park retail space

Coro Realty has purchased the retail component of Glenwood Park, southeast Atlanta's nationally recognized eco-village. The Buckhead-based property investment and management company holds some 50 small- to medium-sized properties in its portfolio. Most are very conventional properties, among them suburban shopping centers and a couple of Buckhead residential high rises. [...]

By | 2016-10-21T14:20:40+00:00 8 January 2015|Neighborhoods, SMART GROWTH, SUSTAINABILITY|0 Comments