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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Tue 26

HERS Combustion Safety and Work Scope Module

September 25 @ 8:00 am - September 26 @ 6:00 pm
Wed 27

Public Tour

September 27 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Thu 28

Alabama Commercial Energy Code Webinar

September 28 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Oct 04

Public Tour

October 4 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Oct 06

Sustainable Atlanta Roundtable

October 6 @ 7:30 am - 9:00 am


EarthCraft Light Commercial Feedback Forum

Southface is in the process of updating the EarthCraft Light Commercial (ECLC) certification program to Version 2.0. We need your feedback to make the most of this program update. Please join us on September 26th from 4:30pm to 6:30pm for a feedback forum, located in the Home Depot Training Center on the main Southface campus.…

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Len Foote Hike Inn “Above the Grid” Project Brings Solar Energy to Georgia Backcountry

Brighter days are ahead for the Len Foote Hike Inn, an environmentally sustainable wilderness lodge in the North Georgia mountains, thanks to a newly installed 53.72 kW solar photovoltaic array. The “Above the Grid” solar project supplies nearly 70 percent of the inn’s electricity needs and will educate thousands of guests annually about the value of sustainable environmental practices.

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Get to know Amelia Godfrey, Senior Project Manager

How did you first hear about Southface? Through various parts of his career, my dad interacted with Dennis Creech and has been a huge fan of Southface. I grew up in Atlanta, and I attended Southface’s Summer Solstice events as kid when the campus was just the Resource Center. When I was graduating from college,…

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