TAKE A TOUR
The Southface Eco Office, certified LEED® Platinum and EarthCraft Light Commercial, is one of the most sustainable commercial buildings in the world. A part of the Southface campus located in Atlanta, GA, the Eco Office is also a training facility and demonstration building that provides a real-world example of green building in action.
If you are not able to visit Southface in person, we are pleased to be able to offer you access to an online tour of the Eco Office. This tour provides extensive photos and narrative that describe the building's many unique features and capabilities.
The Public Tour
Those with a more casual interest in green building & energy efficient/healthy design may prefer the open-to-the-public Eco Office tour, held at 10 a.m. on Wednesdays. Led by members of the experienced, enthusiastic Southface intern corps, this tour allows visitors to explore and get acquainted with the leading-edge green building features on display in and around the Eco Office - a building that uses 50% less energy and 80% less water than standard construction of its type. Public tours can accommodate up to 20 people at a time, and they are conducted on a first-come, first-served basis. Admission is free of charge, but participants are encouraged to consider donating $5 to support Southface's continued research on the efficiency and operations of one of the greenest buildings in the Southeast. If you would like to take a tour but can't make the regularly scheduled time-slot, you can email email@example.com to arrange a different time during office hours. These tours will cost $5/person. We are not able to provide tours on the weekends at this time.
To register, please select an upcoming date below.
The Professional Tour
For those who work in the architecture, building design or construction sectors — and for members of the public with an advanced technical interest in green building — Southface offers a professional Eco Office tour by appointment. Led by a staff member from Southface's Commercial Green Building Services team, these tours qualify for one AIA/GBCI CEU and allow for an in-depth discussion of the building’s underlying design philosophy, including materials, technologies, building techniques and performance metrics. General admission for this tour is $15 per attendee, and Southface members, non-profit groups and students are admitted at a discounted rate of $10 per attendee. To schedule a professional tour, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Professional tours can be scheduled Monday-Friday, 9am-4pm.
"If you have not toured the Southface Eco Office, you are missing the coolest place in Atlanta!"
"I was struck by the tour's interdisciplinary approach ... I believe it will be one of the peak experiences of my students' semesters!"
Dr. Leslie Edwards
Georgia State University