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.
A regenerative economy, responsible resource use and social equity through a healthy built environment for all.
To promote sustainable homes, workplaces and communities through education, research, advocacy and technical assistance.
Georgia Piedmont Technical College “Amps Up” its Sustainability Efforts by Expanding Electric Vehicle Charging Station Options
Ribbon-Cutting ceremony held at college’s Newton Campus You won’t hear the roar of the fleet vehicle engines at Georgia Piedmont Technical College much these days. That’s because electric vehicles (EV) don’t make a lot of noise. The college is expanding its fleet of electric vehicles, and providing charging stations to keep them fueled up. Showcasing…Read More
EarthCraft Sustainable Preservation (ECSP), a partnership between Southface and The Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation, has been selected as a finalist in the Built Environment category for the 2017 Atlanta E3 Awards. The E3 Awards celebrate the companies, organizations and people who deserve recognition for their work in sustainable business practices. ECSP revitalizes underused or…Read More
Five teams of entrepreneurs from around the world have been chosen to participate in the newest cohort of the world’s only business accelerator program dedicated to bringing nature-inspired solutions to market. Over 100 teams entered the 2017 Biomimicry Global Design Challenge, answering the call to apply biomimicry, or nature-inspired design, to develop solutions to reverse or adapt to climate change.Read More
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