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Suzanne Burnes - Making Atlanta Sustainable

Suzanne Burnes - Executive Director, Sustainable Atlanta

An alumnus of the prestigious Institute for Georgia Environmental Leadership, Suzanne brings two decades of environmental and sustainability experience to Sustainable Atlanta. Prior to joining as executive director, she served as the Assistant Director of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Sustainability Division. There she was responsible for managing the division’s U.S. EPA and DOE grants, a staff of twelve, and for coordinating the department’s Sustainable Energy Management Plan and Council. During this time she also managed the division’s flagship environmental leadership program, the Partnership for a Sustainable Georgia, whose nearly 275 voluntary member businesses and organizations work to implement energy, water and material conservation practices.

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Dagmar Epsten - LEEDing the way

Dagmar is an internationally recognized leader in sustainability. She grew up in Germany before getting her Masters of Architecture from Georgia Tech. In 1991, she founded her own firm and began pioneering a process that would make The Epsten Group the world leader of LEED reviews.  In fact, through the US Green Building Council, her firm has completed more than 7,000 LEED certifications in 50 countries. The Epsten Group has been named one of the Top 10 Design Firms by Engineering News Record.

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It's Earth Week - Let's build Sand Castles into Dream Houses

Prefabulous WorldSheri Koones, author of Prefabulous World, will discuss her latest book that was released April 15th. This book not only shows new and beautiful home design styles but alternative ways to save energy and harness renewable energy. 50 beautiful homes are profiled in the United States, Japan, Germany, France, Australia and many other locations. We can all benefit by sharing technology developed around the world.

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