Building a regenerative economy, responsible resource use & social equity
through a healthy built environment for all.

Southface promotes sustainable homes, workplaces and communities
through education, research, advocacy and technical assistance.



Building on its passion for nonprofits, Southface has partnered with organizations like Boys and Girls Club of America and Feed America to develop...

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Developed by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), the Ledership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating System ™...

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The Advanced Commercial Buildings Initiative (ACBI) has developed simple, affordable protocols for design, energy assessments...

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First Friday of Every Month

The Sustainable Atlanta Roundtable is a monthly policy and discussion forum open to the public. It attracts professionals from multiple sectors as well as policymakers, members of the media, and concerned citizens from Atlanta and beyond.

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June 22, 2018

In June, Southface members gather to network and celebrate the summer solstice in our garden with Southface staff and friends...

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September 12, 2018

The Visionary Dinner raises awareness and funding for Southface’s continued work in high-performance affordable housing, green infrastructure, clean energy, healthy buildings and sustainable communities.

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Small Commercial Buildings Benefit from ACBI

By Diondra Powers | August 17, 2016

Over the past three years, Southface has conducted research on the small commercial building sector through a grant from the U.S. Department of Energy. The Advanced Commercial Building Initiative (ACBI) aims to demystify building systems and remove barriers to resource efficiency. The small commercial sector (buildings less than 50,000 sq. ft.) has long been a…

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Georgia Power Company’s Integrated Resource Plan Provides More Inclusive Energy Efficiency Access

By Joey Shea | August 17, 2016

On July 28, the 2016 IRP proceeding came to a close with the PSC ordering a clear investment in low-income multifamily affordable housing EE.

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One Big Check: Grants to Green Success at Marcus Jewish Community Center

By Diondra Powers | June 24, 2016

What can a Grants to Green grant do for your organization? Just ask the Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta (MJCCA), who just received a $30,000 check! The boost to their budget came in the form of a rebate from the Georgia Power Commercial Energy Efficiency Program.

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The countdown has begun! Southface's #SummerSolstice celebration - "40 Revolutions Around the Sun" - is almost here…
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Andrea Pinabell Southface is an amazing organization with a bright future, talented staff, committed board and excellent partners, but it also takes supportive communities to truly make a difference. One of my favorite quotes is from Jane Goodall: “What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make.” Making a difference and working towards a more sustainable future is core to who Southface is as an organization. So many of our programs and initiatives impact the lives and support the livelihoods of many around the Southeast and across the U.S. We hope you will continue to support Southface as we work towards a more sustainable future, setting a course to work on resiliency, green infrastructure and water policy in order to provide a healthy built environment for all.


Southface has many ways you can get involved. Education, tours and special events are just a few. To view the full list of upcoming events click below.


Wed 23

Public Tour

May 23 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Wed 30

Public Tour

May 30 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am


Southface promotes sustainable homes, workplaces and communities through education, research, advocacy and technical assistance.


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