Friday, July 31, 2009

Go Green blog has moved!

The Go Green blog has moved to its new home at Please bookmark the new site.

Monday, July 27, 2009

Go Green Blog Change This Friday!

When we launch our new website on July 31, our blogs will be incorporated into our new site at We will still be updating Go Green on a regular basis with news and tips on how you can live eco-friendly. Our new website will be a daily one-stop to find out what's happening in the community, the latest from local restaurants, tips and information on living green, updates from the real estate community, links to all the stories that appear in our monthly print edition and you can follow our Twitter feed from there, too. Bookmark now and get ready for a whole new experience this Friday!

999 Peachtree Leads the Pack in Energy Efficiency

Jamestown Properties' 999 Peachtree, a 28-story building located at the intersection of Peachtree and 10th Street, is providing Atlanta businesses with a shining example of what it means to be "green."

The building was awarded the U.S. Environmental Protections Agency's Energy Star, recognizing it as one of the top 25% of facilities in the nation for energy efficiency. Most buildings gifted with the Energy Star use an average of 40% less energy and release 35% less carbon dioxide than "typical" buildings.

With LEED certification as its ultimate goal, 999 Peachtree has taken on multiple energy-efficient initiatives, including installing energy-efficient lighting, saving 476,203 kilowatt hours, upgrading teh energy management system that controls the HVAC, allowing for tighter air temperature control. 999 Peachtree estimates that it has saved a total of $56,000 in energy costs.

In addition, 999 Peachtree has recycled more than 40 tons of paper, saving 686 hardwood trees and 4,360 cubic feet of landfill space and supplies its offices with sustainable materials.

Many of the companies headquartered at 999 Peachtree are green themselves, including Green Street Properties, responsible for the development of Glenwood Park, ERS Global, and Flad Architects.

999 Peachtree encourages the use of public transportation and carpooling, and employs Zipcar. Additionally, the building has a Bike Share Program that allows employees to "rent" communal bikes for lunch breaks or local errands.

For information on leasing office space in 999 Peachtree, call (404) 407-2354 or for retail space call (770) 955-2434. Visit 999 Peachtree Online at

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Annual Malaysia Fest Celebrates Culture, Conservation, and Community

To celebrate Malaysia's Independence Day on Saturday, August 15th the Malaysian Association of Georgia will host its annual Malaysia Fest at Zoo Atlanta.

With Zoo Atlanta as a venue, event attendees will have a unique opportunity to observe Southeast Asian wildlife exhibited there and to enjoy a simulation of the tropical Malaysian environment. In addition, this year's Malaysia Fest is a "green" event, featuring wildlife conservation efforts, recycling, and low carbon initiatives by event hosts. The event will make use of recyclable materials and will use as few non recyclable materials as possible.

The festival has two main components: exploration of the Zoo's exhibits during the day (10 am - 5 pm) with children's activities and cultural activities and events, and an evening on the Panda Veranda with a Malaysian-inspired earth-friendly, completely vegetarian buffet and a recreation of Malaysia's most well-known Night Market, Pasar Malam.

This event is open to the public. For more details and to purchase tickets, please visit Zoo Atlanta will be open to the public for normal business hours during the festival.

Friday, July 24, 2009

Thursday, July 23, 2009

ARC To Announce First Green Communities Certifications

This January, the Atlanta Regional Commission, responsible for organizing Atlanta's ten counties, began accepting applications from local governments for Green Communities Certification. The Green Communities Certification is designed to recognize local governments that set the bar when it comes to environmental leadership and sustainability. The Certification program is the first of its kind in the country.

The first Green Communities Certification will recognize some as-yet unannounced jurisdictions at a ceremony on Wednesday, July 22 at 1 pm at the Atlanta Regional Commission Board Room, 40 Courtland Street, Atlanta, 30303.

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Green Chamber of the South July Seminar

Southeast Green is proud to announce its sponsorship of "Growing Green - The Art of Marketing Your Green Business," a Green Chamber of the South marketing seminar to take place on July 20th from 5 - 7 pm at Nelson Mullins Law Firm.

Featured experts to attend the event and provide insight about how advertising, branding, PR, and new media can advance your business include: Beth Hawks of CoreComm PR, Jim Newbury of Tin Roof Advertising, and Harry Hallman of Octane Interactive. The event will be moderated by Linda McCulloch of Design That Works.

Admission is $15 for Green Chamber members and $20 for nonmembers. Nelson Mullins Law Firm is located at 201 17th Street on the 18th Floor. Register to attend the event here.