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Leading Sustainable Building Firm Announces New Ownership

Epsten Group, a global leader in sustainable design and consulting services, has announced that its President and CEO, Dagmar Epsten, FAIA, LEED Fellow, has transferred ownership of the firm to the existing senior management staff. The new principals, consisting of William D’Onofrio, AIA; Pete Choquette, AIA; Darren Draper, PE; and Lauren Wallace, assumed ownership of the firm on July 1, 2016.

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USGBC Announces New Director in Georgia

 

Shelby Buso, New USGBC Director for GeorgiaShelby Busó will help advance the state toward greener buildings and a more sustainable future

USGBC announced the appointment of Shelby Busó as the director of USGBC Georgia. In this role, Busó will work to advance USGBC’s mission to transform the way buildings and communities are designed, built and operated through localized engagement and outreach throughout the state.

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Hannah Solar Joins the Obama Administration's National Community Solar Partnership

Atlanta based Hannah Solar has been selected by the Obama Administration as the first Georgia solar company to join their efforts to bring clean energy to all Americans through the National Community Solar Partnership.Atlanta based Hannah Solar has been selected by the Obama Administration as the first Georgia solar company to join their efforts to bring clean energy to all Americans through the National Community Solar Partnership. 

The National Community Solar Partnership is a collaborative effort between the DOE, HUD, USDA, EPA, NGOs, statewide community leaders, and representatives from solar companies, which allows solar power to be accessible to those whom solar was not an option because of shaded roofs, rental situations or the inability to take on the expense of an installation.

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Michael Oxman Named Managing Director of Scheller College's Ray C. Anderson Center for Sustainable Business

Michael Oxman joins the Scheller College of Business as the new managing director of the Ray C. Anderson Center for Sustainable Business.Michael Oxman joins the Scheller College of Business as the new managing director of the Ray C. Anderson Center for Sustainable Business.

Oxman’s diverse 25-year international career spans senior-level consulting, corporate, non-profit, and government roles. In addition to two master’s degrees (Master of International Affairs from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs and a Master of Business Administration from Rice University’s Jones Graduate School of Management), he has teaching experience at secondary and graduate levels.

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Kimberly-Clark Professional Partners with US Composting Council and Keep America Beautiful to Create Workplace Composting Guide

Kimberly-Clark Professional, the US Composting Council (USCC) and Keep America Beautiful have introduced a free Guide to Workplace Compostingto help organizations develop workplace composting programs that support sustainability, waste reduction and zero waste initiatives.

The guide provides step-by-step instructions and resources to help office buildings, manufacturing facilities, hotels, hospitals, universities and other workplaces divert organic matter – such as food scraps, used paper towels, coffee grounds and coffee filters – from landfills through composting. Composting is a landfill-free way of using decomposed organic materials to fertilize and condition soil. Compost also can reduce erosion, improve drought tolerance and help reduce the generation of greenhouse gases.

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