Building Better Communities for Tomorrow

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

OUR WORK

 

BIT BUILDING

BIT Building is a performance improvement framework providing step-by-step best practice guidance, resources, advice from industry...

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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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GREEN INFRASTRUCTURE RESILIENCE INSTITUTE

In 2015, Southface developed the Green Infrastructure and Resilience Institute (GIRI) to address stormwater managment and its...

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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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LEAD SAFETY RRP TRAINING
February 12, 2019

The Lead Safety RPP Refresher training course trains renovation, repair, and painting contractors how to work safely in housing with lead-based paint. Attendees will learn how to comply with EPA's Renovation, Repair, and ...

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EARTHCRAFT REALTOR LUNCH & LEARN
March 4, 2019

This Lunch and Learn session provides in-depth instruction for marketing yourself as an EarthCraft Realtor, and covers the basics of building science, the benefits of green builing, and techniques...

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BLOG

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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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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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

Wed 20

Public Tour

February 20 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Fri 22

February BIT Building Community Call

February 22 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Wed 27

Public Tour

February 27 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

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