TF07 - Mission Critical: Do More with Resource Efficiency

Friday, November 22 from 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM | Level 4 Lobby « Back

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For the last 40 years, Southface has been a leader in the research, design, and implementation of a regenerative economy for the Southeast. By identifying building issues and potential facility improvements, Southface’s GoodUse program has helped over 250 non-profits nationally reallocate over $11 million towards their missions. To make positive changes last, GoodUse helps with project implementation and provides long-term support, ensuring upgrades are delivering results. With lower operating costs, the organizations are empowered to focus on mission-critical initiatives so they can more effectively realize their vision. Attendees will visit Southface’s Eco office and three local non-profit facilities – the Salvation Army’s Red Shield Center, the Atlanta Mission’s My Sister's House, and historic Rhodes Hall - that have benefitted from the GoodUse program. Join us to learn the details of each site’s energy- and water-efficiency work, return on investment specifics, and explore best practices and lessons learned.

Learning Objectives:

Identity methods used by the case studies presented to reduce energy and water use burden on a facility in order to save critical dollars on utility bills

Support benchmarking for organizations as a method to prevent costly building issues (like water leaks)

Discuss the components of resource effiency and how it serves as a critical piece to building more resilient communities

Evaluate the return on investment specifics, best practices and lessons learned.


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Event Type: Tour > Session