Building Better Communities for Tomorrow

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

OUR WORK

HEALTHY HOMES, HEALTHY FAMILIES

The EPA estimates that between work, home and school, we spend about 90% of our time indoors.

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GOOD USE

GoodUse saves nonprofits money on operations so they can expand their mission. Using technical expertise and consultative assistance...

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EARTHCRAFT

Established in 1999 by the Greater Atlanta Home Builders Association and Southface, EarthCraft is a green building certification program that ...

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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 House Builder
April 22 - 26, 2019

The EarthCraft Builder training provides a comprehensive overview of best practices for sustainable construction and design and explores the ways the EarthCraft program can help you get started in the green building sector.

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Earth Day Tour Special
April 22 - 26, 2019

Celebrate Earth Day with a visit to Southface’s campus from April 22-26! Our offices showcase numerous technologies that make them some of the most sustainable in the region.

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Refreshing CARE: Assessing Indoor Environmental Quality

By Pamela Henman | December 10, 2018

This spring, thanks to a $5 million grant from the Robert W. Woodruff Foundation, global humanitarian organization CARE launched an interior renovation of its downtown Atlanta office building, which has served as its global headquarters for the last 25 years. Before knocking down walls, applying new layers of paint and replacing old furniture with new,…

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Green Real Estate: Selling a Higher Standard

By Pamela Henman | November 7, 2018

As consumers become increasingly aware of the benefits that green buildings offer, builders and developers are following suit. According to a recent study from the National Association of Home Builders, at least one-third of single and multifamily builders surveyed reported that green buildings make up a “significant portion” of their overall activity, representing more than 60 percent…

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Voting for the Future of Recreation: The Georgia Outdoor Stewardship Act

By Pamela Henman | October 18, 2018

From the Ridge and Valley to the Lower Coastal Plain and in cities and communities across our state, Georgia boasts an abundance of spaces for recreational activity. From rivers, lakes and streams, to playgrounds, parks, greenspaces, and hiking trails, the state’s great outdoors nurtures wildlife habitats and provides plentiful space for people to play. According…

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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 22

EarthCraft House Builder

April 22 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Mon 22

Earth Day Tour Special

April 22 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Tue 23

Earth Day Tour Special

April 23 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

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