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Southface is an Atlanta-based nonprofit that for 34 years has promoted sustainable homes, workplaces and communities through education, research, advocacy and technical assistance. Shan Arora has been with Southface for three years and focuses on community-based sustainability initiatives, transit-oriented development, and energy efficiency / renewable energy policy. The first sustainability plan he worked on, the DeKalb County Long-Range Comprehensive Energy and Sustainability Plan, received the Georgia Planning Association’s 2012 award for Outstanding Planning Process for a Large Community. He currently manages GeorgiaEnergyData.org, an initiative by Southface to provide comprehensive information regarding Georgia’s conventional energy, renewable energy, and energy efficiency infrastructure.
Prior to Southface, Shan worked in the international trade / international tax field for a decade, first with a software company in Washington, DC and then with Deloitte Tax in Atlanta. He received his Bachelors and Law degrees from Emory University. In 2012, the Atlanta Business Chronicle selected Shan as one of its “40 Under 40” leaders.
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