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 22

Public Tour

February 22 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Fri 24

Lead Safety for Renovation, Repair and Painting

February 24 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Mar 01

Public Tour

March 1 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Mar 02

EarthCraft House Builder

March 2 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Mar 03

Sustainable Atlanta Roundtable

March 3 @ 7:30 am - 9:00 am

THE JOURNAL

Andrea Pinabell to Deliver Opening Keynote at Next South Conference

Over the first few months of 2017, Southface’s new President, Andrea Pinabell, has been touring Southface’s sustainability networks to get to know the partners, thought leaders and funders we work with every day to deliver our mission and pursue our vision. For many years, Georgia Conservancy, the 50 year-old conservation nonprofit dedicated to protecting and…

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Georgia Tech’s Living Building Reaches Milestone

The Living Building at Georgia Tech has reached a major milestone, with the approval of the schematic design. Approved by Georgia Tech’s Planning and Design Commission in December, the schematic design essentially provides a working blueprint for what is anticipated to be the most environmentally advanced research and educational building ever constructed in the Southeast.

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Meet a Southfacer (Again): Jenna Grygier

Back in 2014, when she was a project manager on the Residential team, Jenna Grygier was kind enough to tell us a little about her interests. Today, we revisited Jenna after her life-changing experience on a full through-hike of the Appalachian Trail. You can find her first ‘Meet a Southfacer’ on the journal here. What…

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

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