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Feb. 12, 2015

Georgia’s clean energy industry provides nearly 20,000 full-time jobs 

Report details Georgia clean energy firms, jobs and revenue

Southface has released its 2014 Georgia Clean Energy Industry Census that quantifies the clean energy industry’s impact on the state’s economy. 

Dec. 18, 2014

Southface Presents Annual Award of Excellence and Volunteer of the Year Award at Winter Solstice Celebration

The Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation and the Sustainable Atlanta Roundtable Steering Committee Honored

Nov. 11, 2014 Southface accepts veteran education benefits

Southface has been approved by the Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA) to accept veteran education benefits from those who have served in the military, who are currently on active duty, or are dependents of a disabled or deceased veteran for over 90 percent of Southface courses.
Oct. 30, 2014

EarthCraft Program Celebrates 15th Anniversary

EarthCraft Awards highlight excellence within the program

The Greater Atlanta Home Builders Association (GAHBA) and Southface celebrated the 15th anniversary of the EarthCraft program at the October 29 EarthCraft Celebration of Excellence.

Oct. 2, 2014 Southface presents Argon Award for Leadership in Sustainability to Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed

Southface, the Southeast’s nonprofit leader in promoting sustainable homes, workplaces and communities, presented its 2014 Argon Award for leadership in sustainability to the Honorable Mayor Kasim Reed for bringing Atlanta to the forefront of the national sustainability conversation.
May 20, 2014

Historic and green: EarthCraft Sustainable Preservation program launched

Southface and The Georgia Trust create nation’s first green building certification program for historic buildings.

EarthCraft Sustainable Preservation (ECSP) is a third-party green building certification program created specifically for historic buildings in the Southeast.

May 8, 2014 Four local nonprofits will receive campus-wide Grants to Green assessments

Initiative aims to reduce environmental impact while increasing building operations cost-efficiency

Four Atlanta area organizations including Agnes Scott College, the Marcus Jewish Community Center, Zoo Atlanta and Fernbank Museum, will receive energy audits and assessments of their campuses through the Grants to Green initiative.

March 4, 2014

Georgia’s clean energy industry provides over 9,700 full-time jobs

Report provides valuable details of Georgia clean energy firms, jobs and revenue

Southface has released its 2013 Georgia Clean Energy Industry Census report that quantifies the clean energy industry’s impact on the state’s economy.

Jan. 14, 2014

Southface announces 2014 board of directors

Southface, the Southeast’s nonprofit leader in the promotion of sustainable homes, workplaces and communities, has announced its 2014 board of directors.

Oct. 31, 2013 EarthCraft Awards presented for green building design and construction

The 2013 EarthCraft Awards were presented by David Ellis, executive director vice president of the Greater Atlanta Home Builders Association, and Dennis Creech, executive director of Southface, in the company of over 100 green building design and construction industry leaders at Emory Point on October 30.

Oct. 2, 2013

Southface presents 2013 Argon Award for Leadership in Sustainability to The Kendeda Fund

Contributed over $400 million to organizations that promote sustainability, social equity

Southface, the Southeast's nonprofit leader in the promotion of suitable homes, workplaces and communities, presented its 2013 Argon Award for unique achievement and leadership in sustainability to The Kendeda Fund.

Sept. 17, 2013

The Proud Green Home at Serenbe is certified EarthCraft Platinum

EarthCraft is a green building certification program specifically designed for the southeast.

The Proud Green Home at Serenbe features many of the latest and most innovative sustainable design practices and building science applications. This home has achieved the EarthCraft Platinum designation and ENERGY STAR version 3.0.

Mar. 28, 2013 Breaks Down Barriers to Clean Energy

New website illustrates economic benefits of locally produced solar energy

Southface’s new project website,, compiles information about Georgia's energy landscape and makes it easily accessible to the  public using interactive maps, graphs and tables.

Dec. 20, 2012 Southface Presents Annual Award of Excellence and Volunteer of the Year Award at Winter Solstice Celebration
Oct. 24, 2012

EarthCraft Celebrates Completion of 24,000 EarthCraft Certified Buildings across the Southeast

Sept. 26, 2012 Laura Turner Seydel and Rutherford Seydel Accept Southface's Argon Award for Leadership in Sustainability

July 25, 2012

Mayor Kasim Reed Joins More than 20 Environmental Groups for Transportation Referendum Endorsement

May 7, 2012

EarthCraft Light Commercial Program Rolls Out Training Series;
Certifies Additional Projects

April 24, 2012

Southface Staff Join More Than 600 Volunteers in First-ever
Downtown Atlanta Earth Day Cleanup Challenge

March 30, 2012

Southface Executive Director Dennis Creech Inducted Into Building Performance Institute (BPI) Hall of Fame

March 23, 2012

Southface Executive Director Dennis Creech Named
Atlanta Business Chronicle’s 2012 Lifetime Achievement Award Winner

March 7, 2012

Press Alert: Keynote Panel, "Solar Success Story - Will Georgia Lead?" at the 15th Annual Greenprints Conference

Feb. 22, 2012

Statewide EarthCraft Training Series Educates 1,000+ Georgia Construction Industry Professionals on Green Building Opportunities

Dec. 19, 2011 Southface Presents its Annual Award of Excellence to; Honors Volunteers of the Year

Dec. 2, 2011

Southface Eco Office Awarded ENERGY STAR ® Certification

Nov. 11, 2011

Southface's Laura Capps Named as an Atlanta Business Chronicle "40 Under 40" Finalist

Nov. 1, 2011


Clemson University’s Charles K. Cheezem Education Center Awarded
South Carolina’s First-Ever EarthCraft Light Commercial Certification

Supporting Media:
Dennis Creech Speaks at Grand Opening Ceremony (.jpg)

Oct. 30, 2011

Southface Presents Second Annual Georgia Weatherization Crew Competition

Oct. 11, 2011

Executive Director Dennis Creech Named GreenLaw Lifetime Achievement Winner

Aug. 31, 2011 Southface’s Sydney Roberts Tapped for Building Performance Institute’s Board of Directors
Aug. 23, 2011

Georgia Environmental Finance Authority, Southface and the UGA Cooperative Extension Partner to Weatherize State's 10,000th Home

Aug. 12, 2011

John Sibley Joins Southface as Senior Policy Fellow

July 12, 2011

EPA Administrator Announces National Grants to Train Jobseekers in Green Jobs and Clean Up of Contaminated Sites

May 18, 2011

2011 EarthCraft Award Winners Celebrate Completion of 13,000 EarthCraft Buildings across the Southeast

April 5, 2011 UPS Accepts Southface's Argon Award for Leadership in Corporate Sustainability
March 25, 2011

Who Took Home the Gold? EarthCraft Virginia's Green Building Professionals Awards

March 7, 2011 Press Alert: Master Speakers Sarah Susanka and Nadav Malin; Best Green Building Education and CEUs, at the Greenprints Conference and Tradeshow
Feb. 22, 2011 Southface 2010 Annual Report
Feb. 15, 2011

Architecture 2030's Valentine to the Planet

Feb. 8, 2011

The Atlanta Chapter of NARI and Southface’s EarthCraft Renovation Team Collaborate to Promote Green Building Practices

Dec. 14, 2010

Southface Supporters Honored at Winter Solstice Celebration

Dec. 9, 2010

Triple C Camp “NEST” First to Certify EarthCraft Light Commercial in Virginia

Oct. 26, 2010

Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed and Congressman John Lewis Stake a Claim for Green Jobs Epicenter

Sept. 20, 2010

Southface Campus Honored at the 2010 ULI Awards of Excellence

Sept. 13, 2010

Controversial Feature Documentary Film “Houston, We Have a Problem”
Premieres in Atlanta, GA

Aug. 31, 2010

NAHB Research Center Named by U.S. Department of Energy as One of the Elite Building America Research Providers

Aug. 18, 2010 

City of Atlanta Announces Grand Opening of its First EarthCraft Light Commercial Recreational Facility

July 19, 2010

Southface Names New Chief Operating Officer

July 6, 2010

Serenbe and Southface Announce Next-Generation Home with Lake-Loop Geothermal Cooling, Photovoltaic Solar Power

June 29, 2010

Southface Provides Extensive New Online Building Tour; Offers Performance Data from its Award-Winning Eco Office to Researchers

Supporting Media:
Southface Eco Office Online Tour

June 17, 2010

Whitehall Development Wins LEED Gold

 April 1, 2010


The Carbon War Room's Jigar Shah Presents New Ways
to Profit in the Post-Carbon Economy

Supporting Presentation:
"Opportunities Dressed Up As A Crisis: Finding Growth in the 21st Century" 


March 25, 2010

EarthCraft Virginia Certifies Its 500th Home!

March 23, 2010

Southface Wins 2010 ENERGY STAR Leadership in Housing Award

Supporting Certificate:
"1,248 ENERGY STAR Certified Homes in 2009"

March 11, 2010

Energy Efficiency a Low Cost Option with High Economic Benefits

Supporting Research Paper:
"Energy Efficiency as an Alternative Strategy for Power4Georgians"

 March 6, 2010

Carbon War Room's Jigar Shah to Keynote at 2010 Visionary Dinner

Jan. 29, 2010

2009 EarthCraft Awards Presented to Leading Projects, Builders

Dec. 12, 2009

Southface Eco Office Highlighted by EPA

Oct. 29, 2009

Southeast Wins DOE Grant for Solar Training Program

Sept. 30, 2009

Southface Eco Office Wins Presigious Conserve Georgia Award

Aug. 28, 2009

Events Around Town - Eco Office Opens

Aug. 18, 2009

Southface Opens LEED Platinum Eco Office

July 8, 2009

New World Homes Achieves Green Milestone in Building

June 8, 2009

Southface Wins 2009 Best of Atlanta Award!

June 3, 2009

Green Rooftops for Sustainable Communities Conference

May 29, 2009

Gables Residential Unveils EarthCraft Multifamily Projects

May 7, 2009

Policies Needed to Improve Energy Efficiency

Apr. 29, 2009

CHRIS Kids Is Country's First DOE Builder's Challenge Multifamily Residence

Apr. 6, 2009

Philips Arena Achieves LEED Certification

Mar. 30, 2009

Georgia K-12 Schools Apply to Win Free Energy Audit and Recommendations

Mar. 25, 2009

Edward Mazria Presenting Keynote at 2009 Greenprints Conference

Mar. 12, 2009

Southface Awards Coca-Cola Company Its Prestigious Argon Award