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.

commercial-sustainability-services-team-17smSouthface 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

March 29 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Apr 04

ASHRAE 62.2 2013

April 4 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Apr 05

EarthCraft House Builder

April 5 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Apr 05

Public Tour

April 5 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Apr 07

Sustainable Atlanta Roundtable

April 7 @ 7:30 am - 9:00 am

THE JOURNAL

Reliable is Proud to Offer ENERGY STAR Verified Installation in Georgia

According to the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), many utilities have prescriptive rebate programs that offer incentives for high efficient HVAC equipment. But nearly half of all heating and cooling equipment in U.S. homes never performs to its advertised capacity and efficiency due to poor design and incorrect installation. This means homeowners pay higher operating…

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The Atlanta Audubon Society Partners with the Atlanta Better Buildings Challenge to Create Lights Out Atlanta

The Atlanta Audubon Society has announced that they will be working with the Atlanta Better Buildings Challenge (ABBC) to create a new, voluntary program called Lights Out Atlanta. The program hopes to educate people about reducing the number of bird deaths in Atlanta due to unnecessary light use. According to the Atlanta Audubon Society, an…

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Greenprints 2017 Keynote Overview: Disrupting Urban Regeneration – Unlocking the Power of Neighborhood

Since 1998, Greenprints has brought together thought leaders in sustainability throughout the Southeast and beyond to discuss building performance, energy policy, community design and more. In that tradition, we were honored to have Rob Bennett as our 2017 keynote. Bennett, a recognized leader in the sustainable cities movement, is CEO of EcoDistricts, and his keynote…

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