Southface is at the leading edge of bringing the many environmental, economic and health benefits of green building practices to affordable housing. Green building makes sense for affordable housing because it helps save money for those with the least to spare, and improves indoor air quality for those more at risk for respiratory ailments.
Building America, a national research program led by the U.S. Department of Energy, works with industry research teams like Southface to develop and implement cost-effective strategies for energy-efficient residential buildings.
The Sustainable Communities team at Southface works to promote sustainability beyond the scale of individual buildings. Whether your community is a small town, large city, university, nonprofit or neighborhood association, the Sustainable Communities team will work with you to educate, engage and implement appropriate sustainability solutions.
Together with the Greater Atlanta HBA, Southface offers the regionally specific EarthCraft green building program to assist builders of homes, renovations, multifamily buildings, communities and light commercial facilities to save energy and water, meet strict indoor environmental quality standards and conserve natural resources.
Southface is actively engaged in helping shape energy policy at the federal, state and local level. The organization has served on numerous business, foundation, nonprofit, and government advisory committees and is often consulted by private industry and professional associations connected to the energy and building industry.