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Year in Review

2015 was extraordinary at Judge Realty. As our tenth year in business commenced, we set a goal to make the most of our time and commitment to the community by giving back and highlighting how we got to a decade in business.Year in Review | Judge Realty

Savannah Mossterpiece | As one of the largest highlights in Savannah this year, the event featured the first ever eco-friendly public art project in the Southeast. Using moss as a medium, artist Jamie Bourgeois transformed the facade of the Judge Realty office to reflect sustainability, community and growth. The response from the community was incredible, provoking new conversations of how a city views public art.

To celebrate the installation and the 10 year anniversary, Judge Realty held a fundraiser for Art Rise Savannah, to help raise funds and awareness for public art projects and other community art projects. Local artists donated decorated terra cotta pots as silent auction items. The event was able to raise over $2,500 for Art Rise.Year in Review | Judge Realty

Georgia Trend 40 Under 40 | Each year Georgia Trend magazine chooses a hand-full of Georgian business leaders who have shown exemplary commitment to their community through their business. In the 2015 year, Georgia Trend selected Lori Judge as one of the top 40 under 40 making a difference in the State and community.

In September, Lori was given recognition of the award in Atlanta, Georgia.. Georgia Trend highlighted Lori’s excellence in supporting the arts community, promoting eco-friendly and sustainable communities as well as advancing business.Year in Review | Judge Realty

The Power of the Sun | This year Judge Realty installed solar panels on the roof of the office in downtown Savannah, allowing them to operate solely on solar power energy.

Very few commercial buildings have installed solar panels in historic downtown Savannah. Judge Realty’s goal is that by being one of the first to have a commercial property run solely on solar energy, a city wide trend in committing to saving energy will start.Year in Review | Judge Realty

Judge Realty Permanent Collection | The Judge Realty Permanent Collection started in early 2014. Built to showcase a private collection that is open to the public, the pieces are on rotation for guests and patrons to enjoy at Judge Realty.

Presently, with over 30 pieces in the collection, Judge Realty aims to support local and regional artists and help the creative community thrive. Throughout the 2015 year, Judge Realty increased the collection by acquiring regional artists such as Jimmy O’Neal, Katherine Sandoz and Hiromi Moneyhun.

We look forward to so many new and exciting announcements in 2016. We wish everyone a safe and wonderful holiday season!

Judge Realty’s Bright Future

Judge Realty Solar Panel in Savannah, Georgia.Judge Realty Solar Panel in Savannah, Georgia.Judge Realty Solar Panel in Savannah, Georgia. Image 3: Dylan Wilson

Solar energy for the home is not a new concept in the attempt for a more sustainable and financially conscious lifestyle. Most people however, only associate harnessing the energy of the sun to use on their home and not their place of work. Judge Realty hopes to start changing that view.

Recently, Judge Realty installed solar panels on to their building in Historic Downtown Savannah. Working with SolarSmith Power, they were able to gain approval from Savannah’s Savannah Metropolitan Planning Commission within weeks of applying for the installation and once approved took only a few days to install and get up and running.

“Once everything was approved, installing them happened so seamlessly. You start to notice the effect almost instantly. We’ve had them running for about a month now and already our electric bill dropped by 70%,” Lori Judge stated.

Very few commercial buildings have installed solar panels in downtown Savannah but Judge hopes that by being one of the first to have a commercial property run solely on solar energy will start a city wide trend in committing to saving energy,

“It’s vital to our growth and development to commit to sustainability both in our personal lives and our businesses. My hope is that with commitments like solar panels installation, others will see the value and ease in moving over to completely sustainable, long-lasting and bright future”

Having been committed to sustainability from the very beginning, Lori is also one of the only EcoBrokers in the city. This designation is reserved for brokers trained to educate clients on reducing their carbon footprints through energy efficiency and environmentally sensitive design in properties.

Judge is also making plans to install solar panels on her farm in Metter, GA which also hosts one of ASI Tea’s harvesting locations. The power will go directly towards running ASI Tea’s irrigation and well system.