Southface conducted a charrette focused on sustainable design with Atlanta Community Food Bank and its new building design team to help set environmental goals and to discuss the most effective strategies with which to achieve those goals. Southface also served as the Food Bank’s LEED Administrator, facilitating the LEED certification process. As part of this process, Southface worked to create an energy model for the Food Bank’s planned building to effectively demonstrate the energy savings it could expect.
Southface partnered with Green Roofs for Healthy Cities in 2006 to encourage market development and awareness of green infrastructure technologies in the Southeast. For three years, Southface has promoted the integration of green roofs and has served as a regional resource.
Grants to Green is a partnership that helps nonprofits in the metro Atlanta region green their organizations. With support from the Kendeda Fund, the partnership includes Southface and The Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta, a respected grantmaker and community leader. Since September 2008, a total of 57 nonprofits have received assessment awards, while 24 have received implementation grants, valued at approximately $690,000.
Improving Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) on the College Campus was a program funded by an EPA grant to provide facilities professionals and others working on college campuses with sound, building-science-based recommendations for improving IAQ.
Southface, in partnership with the state energy offices of Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi and South Carolina, initiated a campaign to improve energy efficiency in commercial buildings by 10 percent. The program for Georgia specifically targeted the K-12 school sector in the state, providing public and private schools with resources to improve their facilities’ energy performance.