Urban Sustainability Practice

Integrating sustainable principals and performance guidelines into policies is an important aspect of sustainable development. The Communities Sustainability Services staff at Southface works with local and regional policy makers to understand the variety of green building and green development practices being used in their area.

How We Can Help

Southface works extensively with local and regional organizations to develop community-level initiatives that align with your sustainability goals. Our partners include local governments, community improvement districts, transportation management organizations, business and neighborhood associations looking to improve the social and economic fabric of their communities while responding to environmental needs.

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SOUTHACE CALENDAR

Wed 29

Public Tour

March 29 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Apr 04

ASHRAE 62.2 2013

April 4 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Apr 05

EarthCraft House Builder

April 5 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Apr 05

Public Tour

April 5 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Apr 07

Sustainable Atlanta Roundtable

April 7 @ 7:30 am - 9:00 am

THE JOURNAL

The Atlanta Audubon Society Partners with the Atlanta Better Buildings Challenge to Create Lights Out Atlanta

The Atlanta Audubon Society has announced that they will be working with the Atlanta Better Buildings Challenge (ABBC) to create a new, voluntary program called Lights Out Atlanta. The program hopes to educate people about reducing the number of bird deaths in Atlanta due to unnecessary light use. According to the Atlanta Audubon Society, an…

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Tiny Houses Coming to Atlanta?

Tiny Houses are seeing strong progress in Atlanta. Current code and zoning ordinances make Tiny Houses throughout most of the city either fully illegal or not feasible. Southface has worked closely with the City of Atlanta Office of Planning and Community Development on a Tiny House feasibility study, examining the policy barriers and code obstacles…

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Deepening The Sustainability Conversation

This article was originally posted in the SaportaReport Thought Leaders section in February, 2017. Southface has made its name as a technical service provider and expert in the high performance built environment. While it’s true that we provide technical services, support and consulting on commercial, residential and community scale projects, Southface has long been engaged…

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