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

Southface honors former Atlanta Mayor Shirley Franklin with prestigious Argon Award

By Staff Editor | September 18, 2018

  Southface honors former Atlanta Mayor Shirley Franklin with prestigious Argon Award During its annual Visionary Dinner gala, Southface recognized former Atlanta Mayor Shirley Franklin’s outstanding achievement in realizing a sustainable future. The Argon Award for Excellence in Sustainability was presented at Southface’s annual Visionary Dinner held at Flourish, Atlanta on September 12, 2018. The…

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Getting To Zero Waste at Southface

By Pamela Henman | August 30, 2018

Increasingly, consumers, corporations, and cities are waking the sleeping giant that is plastic pollution, as a recent spate of corporate and municipal bans on single use plastic items like plastic straws and bags make global headlines. According to the United Nations Environment, about 60 percent of the more than 8.3 billion tons of plastic produced since the early 1950s…

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The State of Rooftop Solar in Georgia

By Staff Writer | July 24, 2018

This article originally appeared in SaportaReport Sustainable Communities – Thought Leadership on July 23, 2018. By Bailey Shea Georgia’s solar capacity in 2017 ranked second in the Southeast. Ninety-five percent of this capacity is utility-scale solar farms, while only 5 percent is on rooftops. While Georgia has the potential to be a nationwide leader in…

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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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