Building a regenerative economy through a healthy built environment for all

Southface promotes sustainable homes, workplaces and communities
through education, research, advocacy and technical assistance.

OUR WORK

NEWE INITIATIVE 

Building on its passion for nonprofits, Southface has partnered with organizations like Boys and Girls Club of America and Feed America to develop...

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LEED

Developed by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), the Ledership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating System ™...

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ADVANCED COMMERCIAL BUILDINGS INITIATIVE

The Advanced Commercial Buildings Initiative (ACBI) has developed simple, affordable protocols for design, energy assessments...

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UPCOMING EVENTS

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SUSTAINABLE ATLANTA
First Friday of Every Month

The Sustainable Atlanta Roundtable is a monthly policy and discussion forum open to the public. It attracts professionals from multiple sectors as well as policymakers, members of the media, and concerned citizens from Atlanta and beyond.

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EARTHCRAFT CELEBRATION

Each year, EarthCraft recognizes projects, as well as builders, developers and project team members who exhibit steadfast commitment to sustainable building practices.

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WINTER SOLSTICE
December 12, 2018

Join us to celebrate the holiday season with Southface members and friends. During the event, we present our annual Partner of the Year awards to honor individuals and organizations who have helped make this year exceptional.

 

JOURNAL

Ask An Expert: What Is Lead RRP?

By Pamela Henman | October 1, 2018

Older homes bring decades of character, and it’s been said that the greenest home is one that’s already built. However, along with charming handcrafted details and that “lived in” feeling, older homes can present health problems if not properly addressed. In 1978 the federal government banned the use of lead-based paint in homes after studies…

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Building Sustainable Cities

By Pamela Henman | September 28, 2018

Bright lights and soaring towers make up Atlanta’s iconic skyline, but also represent an opportunity to tackle one of the planet’s most pressing issues: energy and water consumption. According to the Department of Energy, about 20 percent of the energy used in the U.S. goes to power commercial buildings, and the Environmental Protection Agency reports…

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Powering a Movement: Solar, Efficiency, and Emerging Technologies

By Pamela Henman | September 21, 2018

The energy crisis of the 1970s heralded a renaissance of research and investment in solar and energy-efficient technologies. Though early solar technology was cost-prohibitive for most consumers, the potential for renewable energy to revolutionize the market was clear. In Georgia, the Georgia Solar Coalition (later to become Southface) led the state in embracing solar technology…

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A MESSAGE FROM OUR PRESIDENT

Andrea Pinabell Southface is an amazing organization with a bright future, talented staff, committed board and excellent partners, but it also takes supportive communities to truly make a difference. One of my favorite quotes is from Jane Goodall: “What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make.” Making a difference and working towards a more sustainable future is core to who Southface is as an organization. So many of our programs and initiatives impact the lives and support the livelihoods of many around the Southeast and across the U.S. We hope you will continue to support Southface as we work towards a more sustainable future, setting a course to work on resiliency, green infrastructure and water policy in order to provide a healthy built environment for all.

THE CALENDAR

Southface has many ways you can get involved. Education, tours and special events are just a few. To view the full list of upcoming events click below.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Mon 17

BPI Building Analyst (BA) Professional

December 17 @ 9:00 am - December 20 @ 5:00 pm
Wed 19

Public Tour

December 19 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Jan 07

Duct & Envelope Tightness Verification

January 7, 2019 @ 9:00 am - January 8, 2019 @ 5:00 pm

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