What We Do

Southface inspires market based solutions at the nexus of the social, natural and built environments. Drawing on decades of experience defining the cutting edge of sustainability in the region, Southface connects consumers and industry to a resilient, restorative economy.

Southface is uniquely positioned to connect partners from industry, government and the nonprofit sectors to develop sustainability solutions. In the residential market, Southface offers design reviews for your project, building certification services and research on relevant technologies. Our commercial team offers building audits, building certification services, building system research and consulting services in design and construction. At the community design level, we offer community certifications, planning consulting, charrette facilitation and policy development and code research.

Beyond technical assistance for the built environment, Southface is committed to education of the public, the marketplace and building professionals. Our educational offerings include certification based training for contractors, builders and design professionals and holistic sustainability education. Our iconic campus offers tours to demonstrate the positive, energy and resource efficient possibilities that the market can provide today. The Eco Office alone showcases more than 100 off the shelf technologies and design techniques that make our building one of the most sustainable in the region.

 

OUR VISION

A regenerative economy, responsible resource use and social equity through a healthy built environment for all.

OUR MISSION

To promote sustainable homes, workplaces and communities through education, research, advocacy and technical assistance.

 

SOUTHACE CALENDAR

Wed 29

Public Tour

November 29 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Thu 30

Lead Safety for Renovation, Repair and Painting

November 30 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Dec 01

Sustainable Atlanta Roundtable

December 1 @ 7:30 am - 9:00 am

THE JOURNAL

Five Things You Might Not Know About EarthCraft Urbanism

Zipping through Atlanta’s tangled web of choked freeways, you can take any exit to see the most common form of development in America – the arterial strip highway and suburban homes. You’ll undoubtedly find a box gas station, box fast food, box hotel – all surrounded by acres of parking. The only place for you is inside a car or inside a building. Everything looks exactly the same, no matter where you go.

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Southface Leadership:“Exciting Opportunity,” After Mayor Announces Civic Center Redevelopment Project

For Immediate Release Southface Leadership: “Exciting Opportunity,” After Mayor Announces Civic Center Redevelopment Project ATLANTA,GA, NOVEMBER 21, 2017 – On the morning of November 21, 2017, Atlanta Mayor, Kasim Reed, announced the sale of the Atlanta Civic Center Site located at 395 Piedmont Avenue NE to the Atlanta Housing Authority. The sale indicates a long-anticipated…

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Atlanta Audubon Receives Grant to Restore Bird-Friendly Habitat

Atlanta Audubon Society has received a $20,000 grant plus $20,000 in matching funds to restore bird-friendly habitat at the Land O’ Lakes unit of Blue Heron Nature Preserve in Fulton County.

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bold programs that are made possible through the generosity of our donors.

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