MARTA sales tax ‘menu’ overstates the transit it will fund

Atlanta City Council last week approved a half-penny transit sales tax for the Nov. 8 ballot. But it's still unclear what projects that tax would fund. State legislation making the tax vote possible requires MARTA to come up by the end of July with "a final list of new rapid [...]

By | 2016-06-28T12:31:04+00:00 27 June 2016|Bus & Rail, TRANSPORT|0 Comments

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

Hawks-Emory healthcare complex breaks ground

BROOKHAVEN — Earlier today, information pills the Atlanta Hawks Basketball Club and Emory Healthcare broke ground on the Emory Sports Medicine Complex located on Executive Park Drive and the newly-minted Hawks Lane. The 90, more about 000-square-foot complex will be the first of its kind, integrating four state-of-the-art facilities on its [...]

By | 2016-06-24T21:24:08+00:00 24 June 2016|Commercial, Press Releases|0 Comments

Thomas Concrete expands use of CarbonCure CO2 recycling

Thomas Concrete of Atlanta, symptoms Georgia is expanding CarbonCure technology across four additional concrete plants surrounding the Atlanta metropolitan region. Plants based in Buckhead, Suwanee, Gainesville and Cumming will now be equipped with the CO2 recycling machinery, which will enable Thomas Concrete to supply greener concrete to construction projects throughout the greater [...]

By | 2016-06-23T23:36:29+00:00 24 June 2016|Commercial, GREEN BUILDING, Press Releases|0 Comments

Interface recognized 19th straight year for sustainability

Press Release ATLANTA — GlobeScan and SustainAbility released the results of their annual Sustainability Leaders survey at this year's Sustainable Brands conference. When asked, "which companies do you think are leaders in integrating sustainability into their business strategy?" respondents have, for the past 19 years, consistently mentioned Interface, an Atlanta-based [...]

By | 2016-06-21T12:11:28+00:00 21 June 2016|Press Releases|0 Comments

White House statement on yesterday’s clean energy summit

WASHINGTON — President Obama believes in the need to transition to a cleaner, diagnosis more reliable, medications and affordable 21st century power grid. Under his leadership, diagnosis transformations in how we produce and consume electricity are decreasing carbon pollution, scaling up renewable energy, and generating savings on consumers’ energy bills. [...]

By | 2016-10-21T14:20:37+00:00 17 June 2016|CLEAN ENERGY, Press Releases|0 Comments