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 31

Public Tour

May 31 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Jun 02

Sustainable Atlanta Roundtable

June 2 @ 7:30 am - 9:00 am
Jun 07

Public Tour

June 7 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Jun 12

EarthCraft House Builder

June 12 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

THE JOURNAL

Meet a Southfacer: Chris North

Chris North works at Southface as a Residential Sustainability Services Project Manager. In his spare time he likes to rock climb and play music. Read to learn more about Chris and his love for Southface!

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Meet a Southfacer: Rachel Burton

Rachel Burton works at Southface as an Education and Technical Assistance Coordinator. In her spare time she likes to read and visit lakes. Read to learn more about Rachel and her love for Southface!

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Kwanza Hall’s Ordinance Diversifying Housing in Atlanta Approved

The first policy recommendation from the Department of Planning’s Tiny House Feasibility Study, also championed by Hall, allowing for an accessory dwelling unit (ADU) in areas zoned for duplexes passed City Council on Monday. “Embracing the tiny house movement in Atlanta will help expand the diversity of our housing choices and provide more affordable housing…

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

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