INSPIRING MARKET-BASED SOLUTIONS AT THE NEXUS OF
THE NATURAL, SOCIAL AND BUILT ENVIRONMENTS.

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

FEATURED PROGRAMS

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ATLANTA BETTER BUILDINGS CHALLENGE

Initiated by Mayor Kasim Reed’s Office of Sustainability and in support of the City’s Power to Change sustainability plan the Atlanta Better Buildings Challenge (ABBC)...

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EARTHCRAFT

The EarthCraft green building certification program was developed by the Greater Atlanta Home Builders Association and Southface in 1999...

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GRANTS TO GREEN

Grants to Green provides environmentally focused knowledge and funding to strengthen nonprofits. This partnership between The Community Foundation...

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THE JOURNAL

Dennis Creech Recognized at Visionary Dinner

Southface Honors Dennis Creech at Annual Visionary Dinner

On Thursday, September 8, the Oceans Ballroom at the Georgia Aquarium was filled for Southface’s annual Visionary Dinner. Close to 600 business leaders, nonprofit executives, policymakers and sustainability enthusiasts joined us to celebrate outgoing Executive Director Dennis Creech, and his 38 years of service to Southface.

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Skanska to Construct Living Building at Georgia Tech

Construction of the Living Building at Georgia Tech is slated to begin in 2017. Georgia Tech has just announced that Skanska will be at the helm of the project.

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Green on Gift: An EarthCraft Story

See what happens when an experienced builder publicizes his ongoing commitment to green building. The resulting house, called “Green on Gift,” is certified as EarthCraft Platinum and has received one of the highest point totals in the program’s history.

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We partnered w/ @Cityofatlanta on ways to achieve 20% energy savings in town fire stations, as well as improve health & indoor air quality.
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A MESSAGE FROM OUR FOUNDER

dennis-creech-4x5 Since 1978, Southface has worked with consumers, the construction and development industry and policymakers to forge market-based solutions for creating green jobs, clean energy solutions and sustainable communities. Recognizing that buildings produce nearly half of all U.S. greenhouse gas emissions, we believe that sustainability initiatives and advocacy focused on the built environment are key to addressing global climate change.

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.

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SUSTAINABILITY CIRCLE SPONSORS

Baker Donalson
SEEA
The JPB Foundation
The Ray C. Anderson Foundation
Turner Foundation Inc.
Bradley Currey
Energy Foundation
Global Renewable Energy Association
Mitsubishi Electric
Mohawk Group
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Superior Essex
Sheldon Cohen
The Kendera Fund
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