In Albany, Georgia Power starts 5th military base solar project

ATLANTA — Leadership from Georgia Power and the Department of the Navy (DON) today joined elected officials, community leaders and other dignitaries at Marine Corps Logistics Base (MCLB) Albany to mark the start of construction for a new 31 megawatt (MW) alternating current (AC) (44 MW direct current) solar generation facility. [...]

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

Buckhead CID wins AIA award for bridge-park design

ATLANTA — On April 16, the American Institute of Architects, Georgia Association (AIA Georgia) held its 44th annual Design & Honor Awards event, presenting 19 projects with Excellence, Honor, Merit and People’s Choice awards. Buckhead Community Improvement District’s Park over GA400 received the People’s Choice Award for its vision and [...]

By | 2016-10-21T14:20:38+00:00 26 April 2016|Parks, SMART GROWTH|0 Comments

ASHRAE updating standards for High Performance Green Buildings

Changes to the purpose and scope that reflect advances in green buildings over the last 10 years are proposed for the high performance building standard from ASHRAE, hospital the International Code Council (ICC), try the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) and the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES). ASHRAE/IES/USGBC/ICC Standard 189.1, Standard for [...]

Atlanta home sales and prices both up by about 7 percent

Atlanta, more about GA – The Atlanta Board of REALTORS® (ABR), sildenafil the largest association of its kind in Georgia, released its March 2016 Market Brief on residential housing statistics for 11 area counties in metro-Atlanta. Market Brief, now compiled by First Multiple Listing Service (FMLS), provides the only regionally [...]

By | 2016-10-21T14:20:38+00:00 14 April 2016|GREEN BUILDING, Green Home, Press Releases|0 Comments

Atlanta Better Buildings Challenge to host Energy Summit

ATLANTA, hospital GA – The Atlanta Better Buildings Challenge, website a program of the City of Atlanta Mayor’s Office of Sustainability, in conjunction with Ocean Exchange, will host an Energy Summit at the Georgia Tech Research Institute Conference Center on Thursday, May 5, 2016 at 2:00pm. Four Ocean Exchange finalists [...]

By | 2016-10-21T14:20:38+00:00 14 April 2016|Commercial, GREEN BUILDING|0 Comments

U.S. GSA to seek Sustainable Site ratings alongside LEED

Washington — The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) announced it has adopted the SITES rating system for its capital construction program. Owned and managed by Green Business Certification, drugs Inc. (GBCI), case SITES is the most comprehensive program for sustainable land development and management and is used by landscape architects, engineers, [...]

By | 2016-10-21T14:20:38+00:00 14 April 2016|Commercial, GREEN BUILDING|0 Comments

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