For more than 30 years, Southface has promoted comfortable, energy-, water-, and resource-efficient homes, workplaces and communities throughout the Southeast.
Today, we continue this important mission through the example of our award-winning Eco Office, a building that uses 84 percent less water and 53 percent less energy than comparably sized conventional commercial facilities; through our Resource Center, which showcases more than 100 residential green building innovations; and through our education programs, hands-on technical assistance, advocacy and research work.
Southface believes the marketplace is the greatest force for environmental change. As a result, we focus on entrepreneurial initiatives that benefit the environment. We are proud to partner extensively with business, government and community leaders to deliver programs and services that support environmentally sound building practices.
Southface’s flagship programs include:
Southface offers a variety of in-person building education and training programs for building design and construction professionals, developers, building owners and homeowners.
Southface is home to many diverse sustainability programs – both public and private sector-based, and national, regional and local in focus. These programs address areas including regional green building, energy, water, affordable housing, weatherization, radon mediation, and more.
For over 31 years, Southface has provided expertise in sustainable, energy- and water- efficient buildings that are durable and healthy. Southface offers a breadth of building science-based services to help you save money, conserve resources, and enhance the comfort and performance of buildings.
The Sustainable Atlanta Roundtable The Sustainable Atlanta Roundtable is a monthly policy and discussion forum open to the general public.
The Greenprints Conference and Tradeshow The Southeast Region’s premier green building conference and trade show, Greenprints which is hosted annually by Southface and the Georgia Environmental Finance Authority (GEFA).
The Visionary Dinner This gala evening brings together 500 business, civic and environmental leaders to network, learn and celebrate achievements in sustainability.
The award-winning Southface Eco Office, located in downtown Atlanta, is a three-story commercial structure that serves as an office, training and demonstration facility. The tour program offers an opportunity to visit one of the world’s most sustainable buildings.
EarthShare Georgia plays a vital role in promoting environmental education, volunteerism and charitable giving by partnering with businesses across Georgia. Since its founding in 1992, employees across the state have generously pledged their financial support and time to the important work of EarthShare's member organizations. Southface receives annual operating support from EarthShare Georgia as a member group.